The Washington Post today announced the creation of Capital Business, a new weekly subscription publication that will provide comprehensive coverage of the people, trends and ideas shaping the business community throughout the region. Capital Business will take readers far beyond the daily headlines and offer a much deeper look at the forces shaping the business scene. Dan Beyers was named editor and Arnie Applebaum general manager of the new publication.

Launching April 19, Capital Business will feature original enterprise reporting, business analysis, commentary, industry trends, technology features, highlight entrepreneurs and more. Much of the coverage in Capital Business will be segmented to focus attention on the area's largest industries, such as government contracting, technology, finance, commercial real estate, national associations and the legal community.

“Capital Business is intended to help the business community navigate the region's dynamic economy at a time of great change and opportunity," Beyers said. "This publication is going to be more than just a collection of company profiles and business data—we plan to deliver the high quality news and analysis readers have come to expect from The Post.”

Capital Business will also focus on the impact politics and policy have on business and technology, shedding light on difficult issues business owners and executives need to understand.

“The events of the past two years have accelerated the growth of an already vibrant Washington business community, and this publication will focus on what is driving this extraordinary emergence in the region,” said Steve Hills, President and General Manager, The Washington Post. “Every issue should produce a potential lead to a business opportunity or tell our business audience something they didn't know.”

As general manager, Arnie Applebaum will oversee strategy and day-to-day operations of Capital Business. He will remain General Manager of El Tiempo Latino and Express, which he led the development of in 2003. Prior to launching Express, Applebaum worked as a sales manager for property management followed by recruitment advertising for The Post. Before coming to The Post, Applebaum was Managing Partner at The Apartment Connection.

Dan Beyers will drive the editorial vision of the publication and manage the new staff of writers. Mr. Beyers has been with The Post for nearly 20 years and was previously a senior topic editor overseeing coverage of business, health, science and environment issues both in the paper and online.

Capital Business is available to subscribers of The Washington Post. Capital Business will be online at www.washingtonpost.com/capitalbusiness.

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