How Amazon could impact DC-area schools, housing and transportation

From WTOP: That’s what the D.C. region’s leaders have been saying about the possibility that Amazon could locate its second headquarters here, bringing with it 50,000 high-paying jobs that could fuel the region’s economy for decades to come. The possibility is intoxicating. But what if the online retail giant/tech juggernaut actually moved here to the nation’s capital —

Here’s how much the shutdown could cost Greater Washington’s economy

From The Washington Business Journal: Greater Washington benefits from about $2.5 billion each week in federal spending on wages, contracts and grants — and stands to lose hundreds of millions a week under a prolonged government shutdown. About $899 million a week comes in the form of direct payroll for civilian and military employees, according

Our reaction to the federal shutdown can shape the region’s future

By Jonathan Aberman From The Washington Post: Many in the greater Washington business community woke up this morning to a very uncertain work week. A federal government shutdown, whether it lasts days or weeks, raises serious challenges to our region’s economic prospects. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) in a public statement on Friday said the federal

The shutdown begins: D.C. stresses it remains open for business

From The Washington Business Journal: Reaction started to pour in Saturday morning as Greater Washington woke up to its first government shutdown since 2013. Destination D.C., the city’s marketing and tourism arm, said it is returning to its “DC is Open” campaign to remind the public there is still plenty to do in Washington. The