Despite political upheaval, Washington’s economy held strong in 2017

From The Washington Post: Many economists thought 2017 would be a tough year for the nation’s capital and its outlying suburbs. After all, in one of his first actions, newly elected President Trump imposed a federal hiring freeze as part of his promise to “drain the swamp.” His early budget proposals suggested Republicans would slash

Most Read of 2017

The Stephen S. Fuller Institute has been busy since launching in February 2017. In case you missed any of our most read reports and blogs, our top five are below.

Greater Washington’s Achilles’ heel on tax cuts: Its pricey real estate

From The Washington Business Journal: Greater Washington’s high median income should have set up the region to reap more than its share of $1.5 trillion in tax cuts passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump this month — but the region’s high real estate values will blunt its impact for many regional taxpayers.

Domestic Migration by Occupation

Between 2013 and 2015, the greater Washington region gained 108,000 workers per year from elsewhere in the U.S. During the same period, the region lost 121,200 workers who moved out of the region to other parts of the nation. An analysis of these movers by industry is available on page 35 of Migration in the Washington Region: Trends between 2000 and 2015 and Characteristics of Recent Migrants released in September 2017. This blog post explores what occupations these workers held and is adapted from the Schar School Stat that ran in the Dec. 1, 2017 edition of the Washington Business Journal.

What Amazon HQ2 could mean for NoVA

From Northern Virginia Magazine: Multiple area locations could win the huge economic prize, but is it one we want? By the numbers, Amazon’s proposed second headquarters would entice any town: $5 billion in investment, $100,000 in average salary and 50,000 new jobs. But those benefits could carry some considerable baggage for Northern Virginia—a region whose homes are