Will Amazon Save the Swamp?

From Attom Data Solution, Housing Report, May 2018, Vol. 12 Issue 5 By Joel Cone The nation’s capital is eagerly awaiting the selection of a candidate that could dramatically shift its fortunes in 2019 and beyond. Many in the region are hoping that one of three candidates located in the District of Columbia and its surrounding counties will

JBG Smith just launched a workforce housing initiative. It may have HQ2 in mind.

From The Washington Business Journal: JBG Smith Properties announced Wednesday that it will launch an initiative to preserve or build between 2,000 and 3,000 “affordable workforce” housing units in the D.C. region over the next decade. It’s a sign that the private sector is stepping up efforts to provide less expensive housing in a region that remains one

Region’s economy continues to grow as housing prices rise

From The Frederick News-Post: The Washington, D.C., region is doing well economically, although much of the growth is in Virginia, while home prices around the region continue to rise. A report released in late April by George Mason University’s Stephen S. Fuller Institute found that economic indicators suggest that the Washington region’s economic growth should continue

Transforming Tysons

Will it become America’s next great city? From Virginia Business: In 1950, Tysons Corner was little more than a mom-and-pop general store at the intersection of state Routes 7 and 123 surrounded by farms with peach orchards and wheat fields. By 2050, a rechristened Tysons is expected to be a bustling, cosmopolitan metropolis of more than

Economic gloom and doom in Maryland’s largest jurisdiction

From The Washington Post: In 1991, defense contractor General Dynamics was looking for a place to move its headquarters and the 200 jobs that went with it. Then-Montgomery County Executive Neal Potter had a ready answer: Not here. Potter said the county needed “to ease off” creating new jobs — and the problems, like traffic, he