Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bob Buchanan: Our leaders must show more than lip service to regionalism

When Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was asked at the 2016 Capital Region Business Forum what advice he would give to the president-elect, he said: “Let’s put aside partisanship and let’s try to figure out a way to work together better than we do.” This is good advice that needs to be applied not only in […]

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Branding Greater Washington

In early 2016, The Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Economic Future affirmed one of the most common and consistent recommendations for Greater Washington’s economic health—that in order to remain globally competitive, the region must advance its regional identity beyond that of being “the Federal city.” To move this recommendation forward, the Branding Greater Washington Task […]

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How do you “rebrand” D.C. when public thinks it’s “corrupt” and “arrogant”?

      If you meet a stranger on a plane and say you’re from the Washington area, do you get a grimace in response? A disparaging comment about government gridlock, waste or corruption? A group of civic leaders unveiled an effort Wednesday to change that perception. It outlined steps to “rebrand” the Greater Washington […]

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DR. Fuller: The Washington Region’s Economic Pivot

The Washington Region’s economy has had to respond to two major shocks since 2007: the Great Recession (2008-2009) and the Sequester (2011-2014). These events permanently altered the region’s economic structure and disrupted its growth cycle. Since 1980, the Washington Metropolitan Area’s economic growth was explicitly tied to federal spending. This economic model worked well until federal […]

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