Md. added more jobs in March than any other state

April 15, 2016 | The Washington Post

Job growth in the D.C. region continued to accelerate in March, as the number of jobs in the metropolitan area grew by 2.8 percent from a year ago, outpacing the nation as a whole.  READ MORE >

Florida congressman labels Metro a ‘screwed-up mess’

April 13, 2016 | The Washington Post

Top Metro officials and members of Congress squared off at a contentious hearing Wednesday on the beleaguered transit agency’s myriad problems, with the Metro board’s chairman shouting that the federal government is short­changing the agency and a House member lambasting Metro as a “screwed-up mess.”  READ MORE >

Washington: Not Just Government Jobs Anymore (But Government Still Matters)

April 13, 2016 | WAMU 88.5

Washington, D.C. is a company town. But as that company — the federal government — has capped spending in recent years, the region's economy has taken a hit. There's hope for the future, though — but much of it still pinned to the federal government.  READ MORE >

Jonathan Aberman: In greater Washington, a failure to accelerate

April 11, 2016 | The Washington Post

The greater Washington region has an accelerator problem and we have to fix it if we want to grow the next generation of technology businesses.

A business accelerator is a term used to describe a broad range of business models that share characteristics: assisting a founder form a new businesses through mentorship, partnership connections, access to related expertise (for example, how to set up a limited liability company or a sales team) and access to investors.  READ MORE >

Maryland approves Purple Line contract

April 6, 2016 | Washington's Top News

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a contract with a team of private companies to build and operate the 16-mile Purple Line, which officials say will make it easier for commuters to take public transit and will bring business development to Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.  READ MORE >

Who wants to leave Greater Washington? Lots of people, apparently.

March 28, 2016 | Washington Business Journal

The number of people moving away from Greater Washington continues to grow, according to a new report from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.
While the overall population grew by 63,793 people from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, the increase was entirely from natural population increases (births) and international immigration to the area.  READ MORE >