Trump budget proposal spells more pain for D.C. region

From The Washington Post: President Trump’s full budget plan, issued Tuesday, is even worse for the Washington region than the initial “skinny” version released in March, local government officials and analysts say. The new one includes all the same ominous proposals that prompted warnings that the spending plan would worsen economic inequality and possibly tip

Uncertainty in Washington is hurting D.C.’s job market, economists say

From The Washington Post: The Washington metropolitan area added only 38,000 jobs in the one-year period ending in April, according to new government data released Friday, the lowest growth since the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration prompted employers to put the brakes on hiring in 2014. Even so, unemployment in April remained close

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