The Trump Budget and What It Would Mean for Our Region

From The Kojo Nnamdi show: The Trump administration issued its full budget plan, and like the earlier “skinny” version, it would have a big impact on our region’s economy. It would include major cuts to the federal workforce, as well as historic cuts to entitlement programs like Medicaid and food stamps. We explore what the

Trump budget proposal spells more pain for D.C. region

From The Washington Post: President Trump’s full budget plan, issued Tuesday, is even worse for the Washington region than the initial “skinny” version released in March, local government officials and analysts say. The new one includes all the same ominous proposals that prompted warnings that the spending plan would worsen economic inequality and possibly tip

Regional Job Growth in April 2017

Download as a PDF› Between April 2016 and April 2017, the Washington region added 38,000 jobs, the smallest increase for the region since December 2014. The slowdown in growth was a result of weaker private sector gains and mirrors the pattern from the second half of 2016. Gains during the first half of 2016 were

Uncertainty in Washington is hurting D.C.’s job market, economists say

From The Washington Post: The Washington metropolitan area added only 38,000 jobs in the one-year period ending in April, according to new government data released Friday, the lowest growth since the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration prompted employers to put the brakes on hiring in 2014. Even so, unemployment in April remained close

In Washington, lobbying is an unappreciated economy opportunity

By Jonathan Aberman From The Washington Post: Experts agree that to create conditions to boost economic growth, we must focus on a region’s expertise. Well, in the greater Washington region’s efforts to find clusters that define its identity and create a competitive advantage, it might be short-changing an industry that is very much part of