The Kogod School of Business established its "Business in the Capital" center to provide insight on key regional issues and start productive conversations about improving the Greater Washington business climate. Kogod is committed to sharing its research and expertise with policy makers and business leaders to build the economy of the Greater Washington region.

The Center also benefits the future business leaders we are training in our classrooms. As the DC area's oldest business school, Kogod has been educating students for over 75 years, many of whom stay and contribute to the regional economy. The Business in the Capital Programs – research papers, industry discussions, speakers and events – create even stronger bonds between our school and local businesses in order to better prepare our students to work in Washington and the world.

Business in the Capital Research

2017 Millennial Index

Greater Washington Index 2017: Millennials

For the third consecutive year, the Kogod Millennial Index found the greater Washington area to be a very attractive destination for Millennials, but housing costs, traffic and stress make it harder for this generation to view the area as a permanent home.

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2017 Kogod Cybersecurity Report

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.

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DC Dashboard

The DC Dashboard is a website maintained by Kogod School of Business as an opportunity for our region to benchmark itself against other areas of the country to let us see how we measure up, and what our strengths and weaknesses are.

The Dashboard compares our region against ten other metro regions in the country, and focuses on a series of indicators in the following categories:
Arts, Demographics, Economy, Education, Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation and Sustainability.

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Business in the Capital News

February 2018

  • February 1, Jim Dinegar begins as Director of the Business in the Capital Center. Read the Washington Post article.
  • February 1, the 2017 Greater Washington Millennial Index is released