Clear Path Forward for Regional Leaders After Thursday’s Event, “The Roadmap for Washington Region’s Economic Future: Where Are We Now?”
March 31, 2017
By The 2030 Group
On Thursday, March 30, regional leaders came together to discuss the status of the Roadmap for Greater Washington.
View the presentations that were featured, as well as photos, below:
Greater Washington has been recognized as one of the fittest and greenest cities in America. In 2016, Greater Washington was ranked #1 on the U.S. Census list of Most Educated Metro Areas and Bon Appetit named DC its 2016 Restaurant City of the Year. Nestle recently decided to move its new headquarters here, and US News & World Report ranked Greater Washington #4 on its list of best places to live. These are achievements to celebrate and are proof that this region is more than just the federal city.
Are we ready to come together as a region to champion this new regional identity? Are we taking the necessary steps as a region to project more than our image, but also develop our economy away from its historic dependence on federal spending?
The Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Economic Future revealed that we must address our transportation and housing affordability issues, rebrand the region, and increase the collaboration between the academic sector and business community in a way that ignites the entrepreneurial culture across the region if we are to solve our issues locally and compete globally.
As we move through 2017, how are we advancing on each of these fronts? How will the new administration’s policies and practices impact the region? Are we doing enough to attract, retain, and retrain our talented workforce?
To gain a better understanding of where we are as a region and what we need to do to move forward, please join us on March 30, 2017 from 8:30am- 11:30am at the Hay Adams.