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
Registration for the Cardinal Bank/George Mason University Annual Economic Conference is now open. The conference will be held on January 16, 2014 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Click here for more information or to register for the event.
CRA is hosting a series of workshops in December 2013 to present the “Virginia DoD Procurement Economic Impact Evaluation Model.”Click here for more information or to register.
CRA Working Paper 2013-09: Female Labor Force Participation Trends in the Core of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, November 2013
CRA Working Paper 2013-08: Outlook for the Interstate 95 Corridor in Fairfax and Prince William Counties, November 2013
May 2013 - Working with the United Way of the National Capital Area, CRA completed a comprehensive report on a range of economic, demographic, social, health, and community indicators for the Washington area. This report is being used by the United Way to help guide their ongoing initiatives in the region.
June 2012 – Approval of new residential projects in Montgomery County—and in local jurisdictions around the region—has become cumbersome, expensive and risky. This study finds that regulatory processes in Montgomery County can add $30-$50K to the cost of a new single-family or townhouse unit and $10-$20K to cost of a multi-family unit.
September 2012 – Complementing recent research on the residential development process in Montgomery County, this study finds that regulatory process in Fairfax County can add $30-$60K to the cost of a new single-family or townhouse unit and $15-$20K to cost of a multi-family unit.
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