Amazon HQ2 Watch: Northern Virginia Checks the Most Boxes

From The New York Times: Amazon won’t say a word about where it plans to put its much-hyped second headquarters. Officials in the 20 cities and regions named as finalists say that they don’t know anything — and that even if they did, they wouldn’t share it publicly. But that hasn’t stopped investors, economic officials and

Here’s Why the Fate of TPS Has Such Major Implications for DC

From The Washingtonian: The policy could have a huge impact on the Salvadoran community—and Washington as a whole. On Wednesday, October 3,  Xiomara Cruz, a 48-year-old housekeeper, was screaming and jumping for joy in her Silver Spring house. “‘What’s going on? Why are you screaming? Are you OK?’ my son and my mother asked when they heard

Real estate icon Til Hazel: Metro is ‘a political failure’

From The Washington Business Journal: One of the people most responsible for developing Fairfax County and Northern Virginia is not thrilled with the current state of Metro. “You’ve got a problem with Metro today. Metro is a political failure,” said attorney and local real estate development icon John “Til” Hazel. Hazel, 87, played a substantial role in

Competition and Challenges Ahead for Tysons

From Tysons Reporter: It’s no secret that Tysons is growing. The skyline is filled with construction cranes and seemingly every week there’s an announcement of a new restaurant or business moving into the area. But as Tysons grows, it also faces infrastructure challenges and threats from neighbors. Professor Stephen Fuller, Professor of Public Policy at George

10 years later: Washington’s ups and downs since the recession

From The Washington Business Journal (subscription required): For years, the economic forecasts have been painfully dim. Greater Washington isn’t growing as fast as its peers. It’s lagging in the high-paying jobs that count. It’s losing more millennials than it can hang onto. Ten years after the Great Recession caused the national economy to buckle to its