The Washington Region Gained 55,600 Jobs Between 2015 and 2016

Job Gains Revised Down from Preliminary Releases The Washington region added 55,600 jobs between 2015 and 2016 based on data released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), or 16,800 fewer jobs than indicated by the preliminary releases. In the preliminary releases, the region had been on pace to add 72,400 jobs in

Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory is biggest attraction in city

From The Washington Post: Old Town Alexandria’s acclaimed Torpedo Factory Art Center is the single largest tourist attraction in the city, according to a new study by a respected economist, and should be used as a catalyst to draw more visitors. The report by George Mason University economist Stephen S. Fuller comes eight months after

Can Washington Retain Millennials?

From The Washington Post: Millennials have been flocking to Washington for nearly a decade, lured by the promise of plentiful jobs and high wages in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But will they stay? Researchers say it’s doubtful. “We hear a lot about millennials as though they’re mythological creatures from another planet — a

Press Release: Greater Washington’s Regional Economy Is Underperforming Its Potential

Today, Stephen Fuller, Ph.D., the Director of The Stephen S. Fuller Institute at the Schar School of Public Policy and Government at George Mason University, announced at the 25th Annual Economic Conference hosted by Cardinal Bank, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, George Mason University, and the Washington Business Journal, that the Washington region’s economy continues to struggle to pivot away from its historic dependence on federal spending.