Loss of Discovery to NYC ‘diminishes business brand’ of D.C. region

From The Washington Business Journal: The loss of Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications Inc.’s global headquarters to New York City “diminishes” the Washington region’s business brand and hurts its efforts to recruit companies that diversify its economy, according to a local economist. “It sends a message to potential investors in the Washington metropolitan area that something is amiss,”

Is Washington’s Local Economy in Trouble?

From Washingtonian: For decades, the booming capital has outpaced the rest of the country. Recent data paints a scarier picture. The collapse begins on Capitol Hill. In 2018, Congress’s failure to pass a budget leads to a 10-percent cut in federal discretionary spending in the Washington area. Contracting firms begin layoffs. The newly unemployed stop

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.