Congress’s Dysfunction May Have Slowed the Washington Region’s Economy

From The Washingtonian: Washington’s regional economy slowed in December, downshifting from an otherwise healthy 2017, according to a report released Tuesday by the the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University. The results may reflect impacts from the dysfunction of Capitol Hill and complicate the outlook for 2018. The institute’s Washington Coincident Index, a broad measurement of

Schar School Stat: The Washington Leading Index

This piece ran in the Washington Business Journal in the Feb. 2, 2018 edition. The graphic was prepared by the Washington Business Journal using data supplied by the Institute. The Washington Leading Index, which is designed to forecast the performance of the region’s economy six to eight months in advance, increased in November, gaining 3.8 percent from

Why Til Hazel Has ‘Serious Concerns’ About Tysons

From Bisnow: Northern Virginia real estate legend Til Hazel, who has memories of the Tysons area dating back to World War II and has been instrumental in its development ever since, sees some major challenges facing Tysons’ economy and transportation network. “I wish I could say things about Tysons that were upbeat and optimistic, but I

For government contractors, no end in sight to budget uncertainty

From The Washington Post: For most in Washington, last week’s short-lived government shutdown seemed to be mostly an annoyance, causing little more disruption than a passing snowstorm. For federal contractors, though, the stoppage brought fresh worries that the industry’s funding problems are likely to get worse before they get better. Congress remedied the shutdown not with