Economist: DC region losing federal jobs with or without hiring freeze

From WTOP: The D.C. region could be poised to lose scores of federal jobs in the near future, despite the announcement from the Trump administration this week that the federal hiring freeze that has been in place for several months is being lifted. “There’s a slowing of job growth without any action by the new

The Washington Region’s Jobs Forecasts: 2017-2021

By Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. Download as a PDF› Recent reports have shown that the Washington region’s economy has underperformed its growth potentials over the past two years with these slower growth trends dating back to 2010. These trends include declining population growth (2.1% in 2010 down to 0.9% in 2016) and lagging economic growth

George Mason, NOVA partnership could revolutionize the transfer experience

From The Washington Post: When George Mason University launched a bachelor’s program in mechanical engineering two years ago, administrators wanted to try something different. They had seen too many students in the past frustrated by failed attempts to transfer community college credits that did not meet the rigorous standards of the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Once a Company Town?

By Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. Download as a PDF› At $500 billion, the Washington region’s economy ranked 5th in size in 2016 among the nation’s metropolitan areas. While this economic scale would seem sufficient to protect the region from the downdraft from reduced federal spending this may not be the case. Recent history confirmed the

Greater Washington leaders weigh in on how to survive economic uncertainty

From The Washington Business Journal: Greater Washington is facing slowing population and job growth, and potential federal job cuts are hanging over the region like the Sword of Damocles — but there are ways to prepare for possible economic upheaval. Merge with one another. “If you don’t really consider merging and leveraging, you are not