How much would you pay to brand Greater Washington? We’re about to find out.

From The Washington Business Journal: A group focused on spurring regional cooperation to boost the economy wants to raise $3 million to $5 million to rebrand Greater Washington and challenge its reputation as an epicenter of politics and gridlock. The 2030 Group, a consortium of businesses, organizations and executives, will unveil a new video and

Could Trump’s Budget Trigger a Recession in the Nation’s Capital?

From The Associated Press: The booming Washington region has long been an easy target for Republican lawmakers who want to cut federal spending. Last year, a GOP congressman from Iowa tweeted a picture of construction cranes on the waterfront south of the Capitol with the comment, “D.C. needs a recession.” In the unlikely event that

Montgomery Businesses Export $5 Billion per Year, Supporting 35,000 Jobs

From The Sentinel: Montgomery County exporters brought in more than $5 billion in 2015, supporting 35,000 jobs and comprising 6.5 percent of the county’s overall economy, according to data jointly produced by the Brookings Institution and the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University in Virginia. Much of the county’s – and Maryland’s –

The Washington Region’s Population Increased 0.9 Percent in 2016

2016 lagged prior years’ growth Download this blog Download PDF› Download data by jurisdiction Download Excel File › In 2016, the Washington region had 6,131,977 residents, an increase of 53,508 (+0.9 percent) from 2015. Population growth in 2016 was the smallest in the past six years and below the 1990-2015 average growth rate of 1.5