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

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