$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

President Trump just canceled 2019 federal pay raises. Here’s how much that could cost Greater Washington.

From The Washington Business Journal: With the stroke of a pen President Donald Trump erased potentially $882 million from the D.C.-area economy for 2019. At least, that’s the estimated economic impact from Trump’s cancellation of 2.1 percent federal pay increases that were to kick in on Jan. 1 for approximately 364,300 federal employees in the region, according to

Micron deal gives surprising lift to Greater Washington’s long struggle to boost exports

From The Washington Business Journal: Long-marinating plans to diversify Greater Washington’s economy beyond its outsized dependence on the federal government got a shot in the arm Wednesday with the news that Micron Technology Inc. will invest $3 billion at its Manassas manufacturing plant and create 1,100 new jobs. That the catalyst is a manufacturing initiative — in this case, a

4 ways Gerald Gordon built Fairfax County into an economic powerhouse

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): Thirty years ago, despite the emergence of Tysons Corner as an edge city, Fairfax County was still very much a suburb of Washington, D.C. But under the leadership of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority President and CEO Gerald Gordon, the county has been transformed over three-plus decades into a national

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