The Five-Year Economic Development Strategy for the District of Columbia


The Five-Year Economic Development Strategy for the District of Columbia
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The Five-Year
Economic Development Strategy
for the District of Columbia

MBA Students Help Chart the Future of DC's Economy

On November 14, 2013, DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray released The Five-Year Economic Development Strategy for The District of Columbia.

The report, whose work commenced in Spring 2012, is the product of unprecendented collaboration between the DC government, local academic institutions, and the private sector.

Led by GWSB Dean Doug Guthrie, 16 MBA students from GW, Georgetown, Howard, and American universities conducted a study of strategic economic opportunities across seven economic sectors in the District and its region.

Working with the Department of Economic Development, these insights and findings were shaped into six bold visions, with supporting goals and achievable initiatives, to transform the Distict’s economy and create 100,000 jobs and $1 billion in revenue over the next five years.

In addition to the full report, a snapshot of the strategy’s visions, goals, and initiatives can be found in the Executive Summary.