Economist: DC region losing federal jobs with or without hiring freeze

From WTOP: The D.C. region could be poised to lose scores of federal jobs in the near future, despite the announcement from the Trump administration this week that the federal hiring freeze that has been in place for several months is being lifted. “There’s a slowing of job growth without any action by the new

George Mason, NOVA partnership could revolutionize the transfer experience

From The Washington Post: When George Mason University launched a bachelor’s program in mechanical engineering two years ago, administrators wanted to try something different. They had seen too many students in the past frustrated by failed attempts to transfer community college credits that did not meet the rigorous standards of the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Greater Washington leaders weigh in on how to survive economic uncertainty

From The Washington Business Journal: Greater Washington is facing slowing population and job growth, and potential federal job cuts are hanging over the region like the Sword of Damocles — but there are ways to prepare for possible economic upheaval. Merge with one another. “If you don’t really consider merging and leveraging, you are not

How much would you pay to brand Greater Washington? We’re about to find out.

From The Washington Business Journal: A group focused on spurring regional cooperation to boost the economy wants to raise $3 million to $5 million to rebrand Greater Washington and challenge its reputation as an epicenter of politics and gridlock. The 2030 Group, a consortium of businesses, organizations and executives, will unveil a new video and

Could Trump’s Budget Trigger a Recession in the Nation’s Capital?

From The Associated Press: The booming Washington region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. Last year, a GOP congressman from Iowa tweeted a picture of construction cranes on the waterfront south of the Capitol with the comment, “D.C. needs a recession.” In the unlikely event that