DC’s identity crisis: Can federal jobs withstand Trump ‘shock’?

From WTOP: For years, the skyline around D.C. has been dotted with cranes, the symbol of an economic boom in the nation’s capital and its once-sleepy suburbs. Now, some economists and business leaders worry President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint — which proposes extreme cuts to federal programs — could be the wrecking ball. Despite efforts to

Demand for warehouses rises, fueled by population growth, online shopping

From The Houston Chronicle: The hottest niche in Houston’s recovering real estate market is warehouses, evidence of the city’s growing position as a distribution center for consumer goods in a rapidly evolving retail environment. Vacancies in office and manufacturing space continue to edge upward locally, and Houston just posted its slowest quarterly growth in retail

Trump’s D.C. Economy Plans for Life Beyond Millennials

From Bloomberg: Beyond the boom of younger workers flooding in, Washington is grappling with longer-term economic challenges The Washington, D.C. economy is preparing for the day when younger workers break up with it. The fading of a millennial-infused population boom in the nation’s capital that carried through the Obama years, combined with Trump’s efforts to slash

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