The shutdown begins: D.C. stresses it remains open for business

From The Washington Business Journal: Reaction started to pour in Saturday morning as Greater Washington woke up to its first government shutdown since 2013. Destination D.C., the city’s marketing and tourism arm, said it is returning to its “DC is Open” campaign to remind the public there is still plenty to do in Washington. The

The District’s health sector just lost more jobs than any other sector. Here’s why.

From The Washington Business Journal: The number of D.C. health care jobs was down by more than 2,000 in October compared with the previous year — the largest drop in any sector, according to a recent economic report from the District’s economists. But why? One regional economist pegs it to two things: industry consolidation and the simple