Local and state level economic development leaders from the Metropolitan Washington DC area discuss assets and challenges for the region's economy.

Although the metropolitan Washington economy was shielded from the worst effects of the recent recession, thanks to the steady presence of the federal government, the region cannot rest on its laurels.

New Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows job growth in the region falling behind many other major metro areas and potentially dramatic cuts to federal government spending and employment in the near future could slow growth even further.

Therefore, COG is working proactively to put together a plan for Regional Economic Growth & Competitiveness. For more information on this initiative, visit: mwcog.org/about/econ_plan/econ_growth_competitiveness.asp

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