Charts summarizing the national and regional economies and housing markets
Indicators tracking the performance of the Washington area economy
A snapshot of the current state of the national economy
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The Center wishes a fond farewell to David Versel who is on to bigger and better thing! We are grateful for his hard work and dedication over the past few years and wish him luck in the next stage of his career.
November 2014 - The Washington DC region is facing unprecedented challenges to its economy. CRA has reviewed how the region is doing relative to the global economy and proposed an agenda for improving its competitiveness.
CRA Working Paper 2014-03: Real Property Assessment Trends in the Washington Region, 2005-2014, December 2014
CRA Working Paper 2014-02: A Profile of Higher Educational Institutions in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, May 2014
January 2014 – The nature of the demand for and the supply of multifamily housing in the Washington region is changing rapidly. This research examines the existing stock of multifamily housing in the region, projections for population, and the implications for multifamily housing units as demographic, market demand and housing finance options shift.
In the News ” The federal government is a major contributor to the local economy. It isn’t free money though, and the real story here is that the Washington area workforce works very hard. We have more wage-earners per household than any metropolitan area” – Dr. Fuller on the impact of the federal government on the region’s affluence