Great Expectations: Why Are Millennials Moving Out Of the Washington Region?

From The Kojo Nnamdi show: After the Great Recession and during the Obama presidency, millennials flocked to the nation’s capital in droves. Symbolically, the district represented change and idealism. Practically, it was also a hub for jobs. Local leaders welcomed them, marketing the city as a hip home where they could start their careers. But

What Are the Economic Consequences of a Reduction in Federal Spending?

Download as a PDF With Congress debating the FY 2018 Budget and a tax reduction plan moving through Congress as well, there is an increasing likelihood that federal spending patterns in the Washington region will change in either magnitude (value) or distribution among agencies and programs or both in the coming year and beyond.  This

Greater Washington keeps adding jobs — just not the right kinds

From The Washington Business Journal: Greater Washington has a jobs problem. It’s not the overall number of jobs the region continues to add month after month, including 67,600 added on an annual basis in August, it’s that these jobs pay less and contribute less to the economy — and that can cause problems for the

Greater Washington is seeing some economic ‘momentum,’ but deeper problems remain

From The Washington Business Journal: Greater Washington is poised to bounce back from a weak 2016 by posting above-average regional growth this year and the next, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University during its new annual economic forum. While the region saw just 1.1 percent growth

Mason’s Fuller Institute presents inaugural economic forum

From George Mason University: Noted George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller updated his 2015 regional economic roadmap for an invited group of 250 business and policy leaders at an inaugural conference hosted by his Stephen S. Fuller Institute for Research on the Washington Region’s Economic Future on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The intent of the conference at George