Economic Growth DC supports the mayor’s approach to the minimum wage. Increasing the minimum wage is a serious matter that will have a wide range of effects on the local economy and entry level workers. The fact that only some of our neighboring jurisdictions are contemplating an increase will have implications throughout the region. Some business owners may vote with their feet. We should study this issue carefully and be aware of the trade offs that are made when the minimum wage is increased. There is no need to rush into this. The minimum wage has not changed since 2009, it can wait a few more months. With that in mind, we would be forced to support another veto should the council take action before the study is completed.