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Video: Roadmap Innovation Initiative Presentation

May 25, 2016 | Johnathan Aberman

The Roadmap Innovation Initiative revealed that the Washington Metro Area is more entrepreneurial than most might think, but more needs to be done to leverage our unique entrepreneurial ecosystem in a way that strengthens our regional economy, global competitiveness, and innovation outputs.   WATCH HERE >

UPDATE: Roadmap for Greater Washington’s Economic Future

May 12, 2016 | Washington Business Journal

The key to the economic future of the Greater Washington Region lies in collaboration—the process of working together to identify and achieve shared goals.

The Roadmap identified several strategic action areas including housing, transportation, entrepreneurial innovation, global presence, and rebranding Greater Washington’s image. Although each has a separate focus, all of these action items are joined together in a concerted team effort: moving forward means advancing on each front.   Check out the progress to date >

Region’s innovation economy needs boost or risks being ‘laggards’

May 12, 2016 | Washington Business Journal

Greater Washington builds great startups – we just can’t keep them here.

Over the past 20 years, 105 D.C. area startups were sold for more than $1 billion, but only 16 of those deals kept the businesses in the region, according to a new report examining innovation in the D.C. area. And out of 6,000 business sales over the last 20 years, about 75 percent were to out-of-region purchasers.  READ MORE >

Residents say transportation is D.C. region’s biggest challenge

April 18, 2016 | Washington's Top News

In the Greater Washington Transportation Survey, commissioned by the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, 33 percent of residents named transportation as the region’s greatest challenge.  READ MORE >

MedImmune just unveiled a new brand for the biotech industry.

April 17, 2016 | Washington Business Journal

"There is recognition throughout the industry, and even outside the industry, that we have to do a better job of working together in order to be higher on the radar outside the region," Borkat said. "We didn't have that before."  READ MORE >

Park Service makes deadline to apply for Memorial Bridge funds

April 15, 2016 | The Washington Post

The D.C. government joined the National Park Service in a last-minute effort to help secure millions in federal funding to fix the crumbling Arlington Memorial Bridge.

Park Service officials and the city submitted an application just before Thursday night’s deadline seeking $150 million from the Transportation Department to repair the corroded bridge.  READ MORE >