Schar School Stat: Gross Regional Product 2017

This piece ran in the Washington Business Journal in the September 21, 2018 edition. The graphic was prepared by the Washington Business Journal using data supplied by the Institute. The Washington region’s gross regional product (GRP) increased 2.1 percent in 2017. Of all 382 metros, our region ranked 151st in terms of growth. Of the largest 15

Automation in the Washington Region

Guest Post by Lokesh Dani, Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral candidate at the Schar School of Policy and Government, GMU Download as a PDF>> Automation is seen as a big challenge for society generally and the labor market specifically. Yet, we do not have a full understanding of how automation is changing the labor market and debate

Household incomes in the District rise dramatically in 2017

From The Washington Post: Just a year after sluggish household income reports in the District of Columbia prompted speculation that the city’s boom years were ending, new numbers from the Census Bureau released Thursday suggest District household income has swung dramatically back up. Median household income for the city in 2017 was $82,372, 9.1 percent higher than in

Micron and Amazon: Would Virginia lawmakers support both?

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): The senator who chairs the Virginia commission that oversees major economic development incentives predicts lawmakers will support both the $70 million incentive package announced recently for Micron and one for Amazon.com, should the Seattle company select the commonwealth for its second headquarters. State Sen. Frank Ruff, R-Mecklenberg, called both incentive

$3 billion deal could turn Manassas into key supplier for self-driving car components

From The Washington Post: Micron, a publicly traded semiconductor manufacturer based in Boise, Idaho, announced Wednesday that it plans to spend $3 billion to expand production at its plant in Northern Virginia, kicking off what Manassas mayor Hal Parrish called “the largest investment by a corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia — ever, to my knowledge.” The expansion