STARTUPS

San Francisco-based Okta announced plans to open a new D.C. office next month at 7th St. NW in order to be closer to larger customers in both the federal government and private sector. The company provides digital identity management tools. Read more at Technical.ly DC.

 

TOURISM

FIFA announced that in 2026 the United States will host its first World Cup since 1994 with 80 of the games to be played here. Both D.C. and Baltimore are among the 23 cities vying to host, all of which have an existing stadium that can accommodate more than 68,000 fans. Read more at the Washington Business Journal.

 

HOUSING

According to listing service Bright MLS, D.C. metro home prices reached the highest level in a decade. The median price for a house is $465,000, up 1.1 percent from last May and sales volumes reached above $3.2 billion, up 4.8 percent from last year. Read more at Washington’s Top News.