Monthly Archives: March 2013

Leadership is Contagious: VA and MD Finally Step up to the Plate on Transportation Funding

After decades of frustration over the chronic lack of focus and attention by area elected officials on the single biggest threat to our region’s economic future – our catastrophic failure to invest in transportation infrastructure – how quickly things have changed! First, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell pushed through a record package of dedicated transportation funding […]

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O’Malley allies seek to boost support for transportation funding bill

The 2030 Group applauds Governor Martin O’Malley’s transportation funding bill and the organizations working to get it through the state legislature. This important piece of legislation will help strengthen region’s roads, highways, and mass transit systems, which in turn will bolster our region’s economy in the future.  A group led by some allies of Maryland […]

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Global Competitiveness Requires World-Class Research Universities

Dr. Ángel Cabrera is the President of George Mason University. It’s common knowledge that the U.S. has the best research universities in the world.  And the numbers seem to support this claim: according to a ranking provided by Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, 85 of the top 200 are American—and George Mason University is one of them.  However, when […]

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A New Economic Paradigm for the DC Region

Gerald Gordon, president and CEO of the Economic Development Authority in Fairfax County is asking the tough questions about the future of the DC/MD/VA region. While we have many urgent issues in the short term (most notably, a potential sequester battle and the ramifications thereof), we cannot lose sight of the broader challenges and opportunities for our […]

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