D.C. reports another record year for tourism in 2017

From The Washington Post: For the eighth consecutive year, the nation’s capitol has topped its own tourism record. D.C  government recently reported that about 20.8 million people visited the city from across the United States, a 4.2 percent jump over 2016, again setting a record for tourists visiting the city in a given year. The organization

Region’s economy poised for strong finish to year

From The Frederick News-Post: The Washington, D.C. region’s economy should be strong through at least the end of the year, while homes in Washington’s Maryland suburbs, including Frederick County, continue to sell even as fewer of them are available, according to data released this week. The Washington region’s economy registered its strongest growth of the year

Three jurisdictions — and three starkly different tactics — to lure HQ2 with incentives

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): Maryland, Virginia and D.C. all made the short list for Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters, but the three jurisdictions couldn’t be more different in their tactics for winning the HQ2 incentive race. There is the wide open approach. Maryland was very public with its proposed Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland’s Economy

Welcome to suburbia: the millennials done with city life – and city prices

From The Guardian: A green sign with a horse-drawn carriage marks the turn in the road: Townes at Covington, it reads, a nod to the management company running properties in this quiet cul-de-sac 30 minutes outside Washington DC. Of course, there aren’t any horse-drawn carriages here. There aren’t even really any pedestrians. I drive up to

While federal employment shrinks in D.C., government contractors are on a hiring spree

From The Washington Post: Eighteen months after Donald Trump came to Washington promising to “drain the swamp,” his presidency is proving to be a mixed bag for the regional economy. Far from gutting Washington’s biggest economic asset — the federal government — the direction of federal spending under a Republican-controlled Congress is creating winners and losers