Congress’s Dysfunction May Have Slowed the Washington Region’s Economy

From The Washingtonian: Washington’s regional economy slowed in December, downshifting from an otherwise healthy 2017, according to a report released Tuesday by the the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University. The results may reflect impacts from the dysfunction of Capitol Hill and complicate the outlook for 2018. The institute’s Washington Coincident Index, a broad measurement of

Why Til Hazel Has ‘Serious Concerns’ About Tysons

From Bisnow: Northern Virginia real estate legend Til Hazel, who has memories of the Tysons area dating back to World War II and has been instrumental in its development ever since, sees some major challenges facing Tysons’ economy and transportation network. “I wish I could say things about Tysons that were upbeat and optimistic, but I

For government contractors, no end in sight to budget uncertainty

From The Washington Post: For most in Washington, last week’s short-lived government shutdown seemed to be mostly an annoyance, causing little more disruption than a passing snowstorm. For federal contractors, though, the stoppage brought fresh worries that the industry’s funding problems are likely to get worse before they get better. Congress remedied the shutdown not with

How Amazon could impact DC-area schools, housing and transportation

From WTOP: That’s what the D.C. region’s leaders have been saying about the possibility that Amazon could locate its second headquarters here, bringing with it 50,000 high-paying jobs that could fuel the region’s economy for decades to come. The possibility is intoxicating. But what if the online retail giant/tech juggernaut actually moved here to the nation’s capital —