The Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Economic Future

Metropolitan Policy Center

The Metropolitan Policy Center participated in a research partnership with the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University (GMU) and INFORUM at the University of Maryland. This initiative, The Roadmap for the Washington Region's Economic Future, investigated aspects of the Washington area's regional economy. A primary goal of the initiative included delivery of sound state and local policy recommendations that will help drive sustainable regional economic growth. We thank Steve Fuller at GMU for spearheading this important project.

The Roadmap Initiative

The Roadmap research team identified the private-sector industries best positioned for growth in our region based on our competitive advantages, and interviewed over 30 of the region's top business leaders to better understand what it'll take to maximize the potential growth of these industries in Greater Washington over the next decade.

  • "Growth Opportunities and Constraints: Perspectives from CEOs and High-Ranking Executives," The Roadmap for the Washington Region's Economic Future
  • "A State and Local Level Economic Development Policy Gap Analysis," The Roadmap for the Washington Region's Economic Future

Media Coverage

Wanted: D.C.-Area Champions to Rally Region to Deal with Federal Slowdown
Washington Post, January 16, 2016

Why the D.C. Area Risks Losing Its Allure to Millennials
Washington Post, October 17, 2015

24th Annual Economic Conference: Roadmap to Our Region's Economic Future
Washington Business Journal