In Washington, lobbying is an unappreciated economy opportunity

By Jonathan Aberman From The Washington Post: Experts agree that to create conditions to boost economic growth, we must focus on a region’s expertise. Well, in the greater Washington region’s efforts to find clusters that define its identity and create a competitive advantage, it might be short-changing an industry that is very much part of

How will the Federal budget affect Montgomery County?

From The Sentinel: Jobs are in jeopardy for thousands of federal government employees in Montgomery County, as the Trump administration envisions cuts to locally-based agencies like the National Institutes of Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In his 2018 budget blueprint released last month, Trump proposes slashing NIH funding by nearly $6 billion

DC’s identity crisis: Can federal jobs withstand Trump ‘shock’?

From WTOP: For years, the skyline around D.C. has been dotted with cranes, the symbol of an economic boom in the nation’s capital and its once-sleepy suburbs. Now, some economists and business leaders worry President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint — which proposes extreme cuts to federal programs — could be the wrecking ball. Despite efforts to

Demand for warehouses rises, fueled by population growth, online shopping

From The Houston Chronicle: The hottest niche in Houston’s recovering real estate market is warehouses, evidence of the city’s growing position as a distribution center for consumer goods in a rapidly evolving retail environment. Vacancies in office and manufacturing space continue to edge upward locally, and Houston just posted its slowest quarterly growth in retail

Trump’s D.C. Economy Plans for Life Beyond Millennials

From Bloomberg: Beyond the boom of younger workers flooding in, Washington is grappling with longer-term economic challenges The Washington, D.C. economy is preparing for the day when younger workers break up with it. The fading of a millennial-infused population boom in the nation’s capital that carried through the Obama years, combined with Trump’s efforts to slash