The Exelon-Pepco Merger Should Be Approved

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Attached below are the public comments on the proposed merger of Exelon and Pepco¬†submitted to the Public Service Commission by our executive director Dave Oberting, as well as a link to an op-ed he wrote in support of the merger. There is no compelling reason to prohibit¬†the merger. Exelon is the lowest, by far, emitter… Read more »Read more

What Has the Average District Business Done for You Lately?

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It’s a legitimate question. After all, some people have done a pretty good job of turning “corporation” into a dirty word. And some companies brought that on themselves. Especially large financial institutions that played Russian roulette with the mortgage market. But the vast majority of private for-profit and non-profit enterprises in the District are small… Read more »Read more

The Importance of a Better Business Climate

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The District’s economy contracted by 0.5%, or approximately $500 million, in each of the last two years. While sequestration and a generally tight federal budgetary environment have reduced the contribution the federal government normally makes to the District’s economy, our research indicates that the primary cause of the decline in economic growth has been a… Read more »Read more

How Radical Regulatory Reform = Good Government

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At Economic Growth DC, we believe vigorous regulatory reform is the key to reigniting the growth of the District’s economy. Making the District a better, easier, and less expensive place to do business is the single best mechanism for building the confidence of the people who make hiring and investment decisions in the District. It’s… Read more »Read more