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Business in the Capital, Kogod School of Business, American University

Our Mission

The Kogod School of Business established its “Business in the Capital” initiative in 2014 for two reasons: to make an impact on industry and policy in our Washington D.C. metropolitan region and, second, to create even stronger bonds between our business school and local businesses in order to better prepare our students to work in Washington and the world.


Our activities are varied: We produce knowledge (reports, papers), we convene industry discussions (especially in collaboration with the Global Cities Initiative and the Greater Washington Board of Trade), we host speakers and panels, often weekly, which are largely free to the public.


Kogod Greater Washington Millennial Index

American University announces the second annual Kogod Greater Washington Millennial Index, a new report that provides actionable research for regional business and community leaders to help them understand, attract, manage or retain millennials in the greater Washington area. Research shows millennials are the consumers and leaders of the future, attracting their tech-savvy skills and forward thinking perspectives will be essential for growth in the coming decades. 

View All Reports & Research Here.

Millennial Index Video

On the day of our Kogod Greater Washington Millennial Index launch, a panel of American University students, millennials from Kaiser Permanente, and researchers that worked on the index had a discussion about the reports findings and shared their experiences living, working, and learning in the DC Metro region.

View Video Here.

 2017 Kogod Cybersecurity Report

2017 Kogod Cybersecurity Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 6, 2017) — American University announces the 2017 Kogod Cyber Security Report, an assessment of the Washington, DC metro region’s cybersecurity industry. The cybersecurity industry in the Washington, DC metro region (“the Region”) is well established. This report lays out its size, its activities, and a path for future development.

Business in the Capital News

Check back often to see what we're up to in the capital.

April 2017

  • On April 6th, Business in the capital's Erran Carmel will be speaking at the Cybersecurity Launch Summit, as well as introducing Business in the Capital's 2017 Cybersecurity report. To learn more about the summit, click here
  • On April 19th, doctor Amar Bhat will be speaking about the research led by the Business in the Capital team on the export capabilities of regional biohealth firms at the BioHealth Capital Region Forum 2017. To learn more, click here

March 2017

  • The Kogod Greater Washington Index: Millennials has been released! You can view the report here.
  • The Report was also featured on Washington Business Journal. Click here to read the article. 
  • Bizcap has launched a blog - focusing on regional insights and news. You can check it out here.  
  • With our Greater Washington Millennial index out, we’re focusing our efforts on some upcoming reports and research - to learn more, check out our reports and research page
  • Bob Sweeney - Business in the Capital member - recently commented on some of the issues regarding exports in the DC region. Click here to learn more. 

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