Posts Tagged ‘center for regional analysis’

A new game plan for Washington’s economy

Posted: April 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm, Last Updated: April 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm

For more than three decades, the Washington area economy grew relentlessly, driven by increasing federal expenditures feeding local suppliers. Between 1980 and 2010, the local economy expanded by a factor of 20, from $4.2 billion to $82.4 billion. There was considerable growth in federal employment as well, which peaked in August 2010 at 387,000 civilian […]