On March 8th, 2018 George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, the College of Education and Human Development, Mason’s Center for Regional Analysis coordinated the “Symposium on Strengthening the Pipeline from School to Work: Private Sector and School Partnerships”. At the day-long gathering located at the George Mason University Arlington Campus, over 250 educators, business leaders, and academics met to discuss rigorous strategies for establishing and
The Washington DC Metropolitan Area Continues to Show Lackluster Economic Growth The US Bureau of Economic Analysis released data on 2016 Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area. In 2016, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (Hence forth, the Washington Metro Area) had a $449.3 billion economy. This represents an increase of 1.1 percent over the revised 2015 figure of $444.4 billion. Between 2015 and 2016, the Washington Metro Area GDP grew slower than
The Center for Regional Analysis is proud to support the efforts of the GO Virginia Initiative. CRA has been assisting the Region 7 GO VA Council in the creation of their Growth and Diversification Plan – a strategic plan which will establish criteria that guide the selection of projects developed by the regions will effectively move
Public transportation viability and accessibility are vital to the regional economy, especially in the Washington Region where we currently hold the second longest commute time in the nation. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is facing several challenges due to funding, administration, and performance issues, especially with its Metrorail system. As the system continues in a period of line closures (safe-tracking), rate hikes,
The housing market in the Washington metro area continues to tighten as median sales price is highest March level of the decade, sales and pending sales are at decade highs, and inventory levels decline for the eleventh month in a row
- March 2017’s median sales price of $420,00 was up 5.3% or $21,000 compared to last year. This is
National employment situation numbers released this morning show payroll employment increasing by only 98,000 and the unemployment rate decreasing 0.2 percentage points to 4.5 percent. The professional and business services sector saw the largest growth at an additional 56,000 jobs and for the second straight month, retail trade lost nearly 30,000. Total employment is up 2.18 million from March 2016.