10 years later: Washington’s ups and downs since the recession

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): For years, the economic forecasts have been painfully dim. Greater Washington isn’t growing as fast as its peers. It’s lagging in the high-paying jobs that count. It’s losing more millennials than it can hang onto. Ten years after the Great Recession caused the national economy to buckle to its

Second Annual Stephen S. Fuller Institute Economic Forum

On Oct. 3, 2018, the Stephen S. Fuller Institute hosted its first annual Economic Forum in the Founders Hall Auditorium at the Schar School of Policy and Government. Materials from the event are available below. The Washington Region’s Economy in 2018 and Its Near-Term Outlook Presentation by Dr. Fuller View Presentation› Gig and Independent Work in

Gig and Independent Work in the Washington Region’s Economy

By Ellen Harpel, President, Business Development Advisors Download the full report as a PDF>> The gig economy and independent work arrangements receive much national attention, but their role in regional economies is not well understood. In this report we describe national level research on the evolving ways work is performed and present several measures of gig and independent

D.C. area job market churns along despite federal drawdown

From The Washington Post: The D.C. area economy generated 64,900 new jobs in the one-year period ended in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, capping off a strong summer for the local job market. The number of federal jobs across the region dropped, however, while the category that includes federal contractors saw the largest

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