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What’s Working in Washington – Ep 503 – Data Tells A Story – Terry Clower

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Potomac Yard Entertainment District and Economic Development: An Overview

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Housing and the Potomac Yard Entertainment District: An Assessment of Impacts and Benefits

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Pandemic and the City

The CRA is proud to have contributed to “Pandemic and the City”, edited by Mehmet Güney Celbiş, Karima Kourtit, and Peter Nijkamp. The book is a contemporary view of how COVID-19 impacted urban life and discusses various policy responses. Other contibuting authors include Frank van Oort, Denise Pumain, and Kingsley E. Haynes.

Dr. Terry Clower and Dr. Keith Waters contributed a policy tool to examine sub-national regions and explored the tool in several OECD countries.

Pandemic Regional Recovery Index: An Adaptable Tool for Decision-Making on Regions

Dr. Laurie Schintler and GMU co-author Connie McNeely explore the nexus of social justice, digitalization and health and well-being in the their contribution that pays particular attention to the impacts of AI.

Social Justice, Digitalization, and Health and Well-Being in the Pandemic City

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Stephen S. Fuller Institute – Washington Economy Watch

The Stephen S. Fuller Institute has released the November 2022 issue of the monthly Washington Economy Watch. In August 2022,

  • the Coincident Index increased 4.9% from August 2021; and
  • the Leading Index increased 7.2% from August 2021, a sharp increase from July 2022 (2.4%).

The Washington area’s economic performance, as tracked by the Washington Coincident Index, has experienced a slowing trend since February and does not appear to have benefited from the US economy’s renewed GDP growth during the third quarter. However, the Washington Leading Index, which is designed to forecast the Washington area’s near-term economic outlook, has been positive each month since April and its gains have been trending higher. This mixed performance offers insight into the underlying structure of the Washington area’s economy that will shape its performance going forward as the Federal Reserve Board focuses on reducing the inflation rate by continuing to raise interest rates with only secondary concerns about tripping the national economy into recession in 2023.

Read the Full Report: Here

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SFI Economic Forum Tuesday November 15 Save the Date

Good Day!

We are excited to announce the date for this year’s Economic Forum to be presented jointly by the Stephen S. Fuller Institute and Center for Regional Analysis at Mason.

Read the Conference Issue of Washington Economy Watch: Here

Come hear GMU colleagues Stephen Fuller and Terry Clower as they examine the DC region’s current challenges, opportunities, and economic outlook for 2023.


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

8:30 am – 11:00 am (ET)


GMU Arlington Campus

Van Metre Hall, 1st Floor Auditorium

3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201

Metro: Clarendon, Virginia Square

Parking Garage Access: Off N. Kirkland Street


Attendance is free but please register at CRA_Event

8:30 – 9:00Coffee and Fellowship  
9:00 – 9:03Welcome to Campus Dean Mark Rozell
9:03 – 9:10President’s Welcome Dr. Greg Washington
9:10 – 9:20Opening remarks Bob Buchanan
9:20 – 10:00Is the Washington Region’s Economy Still Recession Proof? Dr. Stephen S. Fuller
10:00 – 10:40Challenges, Opportunities, & Adaptation: The National Capital Region in 2023 and Beyond Dr. Terry L. Clower
10:40 – 11:00Q&A, Engagement Dr. Clower & Dr. Fuller

Questions?  Email us at

We look forward to seeing you all in person on November 15, 2022!

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Preliminary Assessment of The Economic Impacts of New American Legion Bridge Construction

The following summarizes the findings of an analysis prepared by the Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) at George Mason University. This preliminary assessment examines the regional economic impacts and tax contributions associated with programmatic spending for the construction of 37 miles of new managed toll lanes along I-495 and I-270 in Maryland, including building a new American Legion Bridge. The analysis is preliminary as the project is still in its Predevelopment phase. Key data assumptions and methodologies are listed below along with our findings.

Read the Report Here