Why greater Washington should look overseas for growth

From The Washington Post: By Jonathan Aberman Economic growth doesn’t just happen; it results from successful strategy and execution. A growing number of people in greater Washington believe that future economic growth will come from overseas – if the right choices are made. From 1980 until now, economic growth in our region has been tightly tied to increases in federal spending, especially in federal government procurement. D.C. really has been a

Demographic Change in the Washington Region: 2015-2016

Download as a PDF› In 2016, the number of residents in the Washington region increased by 53,508 people (+0.9%) from 2015. Population growth during this time was driven primarily by residents over 65 years old, mirroring national patterns. However, despite national gains, there were fewer 25-34 year olds in the Washington region in 2016 compared

DC region’s wealth held back by high cost of living

From WTOP: Though the D.C. region is doing pretty well when it comes to wealth, its growth has been lagging compared to most of the largest metro areas across the United States.  The D.C. metropolitan area is doing pretty well when it comes to wealth. However, the region has been growing at a relatively slow

Income and Cost of Living in the Washington Region

Download as a PDF› The real per capita personal income (PCPI) measures wealth, the cost of living [i] and inflation by metro area. It allows for more comprehensive comparisons, both over time and between geographies, by accounting for regional cost of living and changes in price levels. Compared to 2008, the Washington region’s real PCPI was