Even if it loses Amazon HQ2, Greater Washington is already a winner

From The Washington Business Journal: Amazon’s HQ2 has become a Super Bowl of sorts, with prognosticators, odds and, eventually, a winner. And Washington seems to be as prime a contender as one could be in a season that’s less than a week old. Since Amazon announced Sept. 7 it is seeking to build a second headquarters to

Could Amazon’s Second Headquarters Come To Washington?

From The Kojo Nnamdi show: Amazon is searching for a second company headquarters, where it plans to invest $5 billion in construction and operation and will hire as many as 50,000 full-time workers. North American cities have until October 19 to make their pitches. Could a city in the Washington region be the right fit?

Baby boomer retirement wave opens up big business opportunities

From The Washington Business Journal: When The Who released “My Generation” in 1965, proudly sneering, “I hope I die before I get old,” the band probably wasn’t thinking about all the opportunities that come with age. And there are plenty to be had now that the baby boomer generation The Who was talking about is,

The Other Washington Makes its Pitch to Host Amazon’s Second Headquarters

From WMAL: When Amazon announced Thursday that it was seeking a second North-American headquarters that would be worth nearly $5 billion, local Washington business advocates jumped into overdrive: “This is the Olympics of economic development,” says Jim Dinegar, President of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. “The greater Washington region would be tremendous for Amazon

Region’s economy looking up, but budget worries lurk

From The Frederick News-Post: The Washington region’s economy is growing stronger, but potential federal budget issues in September and October could bring the progress to a halt, according to a report from one of the region’s leading economists. The region appears to have recovered from some economic uneasiness in the first quarter of the year,