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 —

Here’s how much the shutdown could cost Greater Washington’s economy

From The Washington Business Journal: Greater Washington benefits from about $2.5 billion each week in federal spending on wages, contracts and grants — and stands to lose hundreds of millions a week under a prolonged government shutdown. About $899 million a week comes in the form of direct payroll for civilian and military employees, according

Our reaction to the federal shutdown can shape the region’s future

By Jonathan Aberman From The Washington Post: Many in the greater Washington business community woke up this morning to a very uncertain work week. A federal government shutdown, whether it lasts days or weeks, raises serious challenges to our region’s economic prospects. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) in a public statement on Friday said the federal