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

The Trump Budget and What it Would Mean for Our Region

From The Kojo Nnamdi show: The Trump administration issued its full budget plan, and like the earlier “skinny” version, it would have a big impact on our region’s economy. It would include major cuts to the federal workforce, as well as historic cuts to entitlement programs like Medicaid and food stamps. We explore what the