Most Read of 2018

Throughout 2018, the Stephen S. Fuller Institute was the go-to source for the most pressing regional issues including the changing demographic,  workforce and economic trends, as well as the headline-making events like Amazon HQ2 and federal government shutdowns. In case you missed any of our most popular reports and blogs, our top five are below.

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Most Viewed Reports
  1. The Washington Economy Watch (released monthly)
  2. The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Locating Amazon’s HQ2 in Arlington County, VA (November 2018)
  3. Demographic Factors Affecting the Upcoming Home Sales Market (July 2018)
  4. The Washington Region’s Economy in 2017 and Outlook for 2018 and Beyond (January 2018)
  5. The Changing Nature of Work in the Washington Region (series, November 2017 -October 2018)
  6. Young Adults in the Washington Region: 2010-2017 (June 2018)
Most Viewed Posts
  1. What Does Amazon’s HQ2 Mean for the Washington Region’s Housing Market? (November 2018)
  2. What Does Amazon’s HQ2 Mean for the Washington Region’s Housing Economy? (November 2018)
  3. The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Locating Amazon’s HQ2 in Arlington County, VA (November 2018)
  4. Three Workforce-Based Reasons Why Amazon Should Located HQ2 in the Washington Region (guest post, January 2018)
  5. The Washington Region’s Population Increased 1.1 Percent in 2017 (March 2018)
Notable News Stories
  1. Is Washington’s local economy in trouble?” Washingtonian. Luke Mullins. January 7, 2018
  2. The Final jobs numbers are in. The news is not good for suburban Maryland.” Washington Business Journal. Andy Medici. March 13, 2018
  3. The region’s population is growing. But a key demographic is still leaving.” Washington Business Journal. Andy Medici. March 26 2018
  4. Could baby boomers spur a housing bust?” Chicago Tribune. Kenneth Harney. July 17, 2018
  5. 10 years later: Washington’s ups and downs since the recession.” Washington Business Journal. October 8, 2018
  6. Amazon’s eastern headquarters going to New York City, Washington D.C. suburb.” USA Today. Elizabeth Weise and Mike Snider. November 13, 2018
  7. Big question for Amazon’s 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?” Associated Press. Christopher Rugaber. November 14, 2018
  8. There’s already a housing crisis in the D.C. area. Will Amazon Make It Worse?” WAMU, Ally Schweitzer. November 14, 2018
  9. DC region lost $1.6 billion during shutdown. Economist says.” WTOP. Nick Iannelli. January 31, 2019