Why greater Washington should look overseas for growth

From The Washington Post: By Jonathan Aberman Economic growth doesn’t just happen; it results from successful strategy and execution. A growing number of people in greater Washington believe that future economic growth will come from overseas – if the right choices are made. From 1980 until now, economic growth in our region has been tightly tied to increases in federal spending, especially in federal government procurement. D.C. really has been a

DC region’s wealth held back by high cost of living

From WTOP: Though the D.C. region is doing pretty well when it comes to wealth, its growth has been lagging compared to most of the largest metro areas across the United States.  The D.C. metropolitan area is doing pretty well when it comes to wealth. However, the region has been growing at a relatively slow

Tourism is booming in the nation’s capital. So why aren’t hotel jobs?

From The Washington Post: Tourism is thriving in the nation’s capital, with the District’s visitors bureau declaring a record year for U.S. foot traffic in 2016. But at Washington’s hotels, hiring has been more or less flat for two decades. The region’s hotel industry employs only about 5,400 more people today than it did in 1990,

Rep. Connolly predicts dire outcomes from Trump budget proposals

From Inside NOVA: President Trump’s proposed budget would undermine key environmental programs and cost Northern Virginia tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-11th) said June 8. “It’s probably one of the most radical documents that any president has submitted to any Congress,” Connolly told Tysons