The Economic Effects of Unaffordable Housing

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We’d like to thank the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the Cafritz Foundation for funding the attached study conducted by the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The idea of bringing some empirical research to the debate over affordable housing is most welcome: Housing Security in the Washington Region… Read more »Read more

Housing Security in the Washington Region

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A first of its kind study reveals an acute lack of affordable housing in the Washington region. The study was commissioned by the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, funded by the Cafritz Foundation, and conducted by the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Housing Security in the Washington Region —… Read more »Read more

Ex-Offender Job Placement Project Conference Call Open to the Public

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Operation Capstone is the name we’ve given to a plan we’ve devised to address the problem of high unemployment for DC residents returning from incarceration. Approximately 4,000 individuals return to the District from incarceration every year and there are approximately 60,000 ex-offenders residing in the District. Approximately 30,000 of the District’s returning citizens are unemployed…. Read more »Read more

“Corporate Inversions” and the Decline of the Middle Class

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By Dave Oberting A “corporate inversion” takes place when an American company merges with a foreign enterprise and reincorporates in that company’s home country in order to minimize its U.S. tax bill. This is driven primarily by our country’s unwillingness or inability to reform at least the corporate tax code. U.S. corporate marginal tax rates… Read more »Read more

The How’s and Why’s Of Job Creation

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By Dave Oberting The real unemployment rate in certain parts of the District is over 30%. This may sound fantastic to some, but it’s a realistic estimate. Hands down, the most important issue in November’s mayoral election is jobs – especially jobs in the predominantly African-American parts of the city. For that matter, the second… Read more »Read more

Our Automated Future

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Executive Director Dave Oberting comments on the ongoing Taxis v. Uber battle here in the District in this WUSA9 story by reporter Mola Lenghi. ************** Economic Growth DC likes to participate in the Uber vs. Taxi industry war because we see it as a proxy for a larger debate over how we regulate in a time… Read more »Read more