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Traffic Facts: Express Lanes Reduce Congestion In Metro Atlanta Area

3/29/2019: Catch-up raises for Montgomery County employees are unsustainable

3/11/2019: The Washington Region Added 35,300 Jobs in 2018 | The Stephen S. Fuller Institute for Research on the Washington Region’s Economic Future

2/7/2019: I-495 & I-270 P3 Program and Managed Lanes Study | Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance

1/25/2019: Podcast – A Miner Detail: Empower Montgomery breaks down Montgomery County economic report

1/22/2019: Warning Signals – Montgomery County Quality of Life in Jeopardy


This Has to Change

The Coming Storm: How Years of Economic Underperformance are Catching up with Montgomery County

New Report Warns of Challenges Ahead for Local Economy

Study: Montgomery Co. economy is stagnant, and leaders are ignoring job creation

‘This should outrage you’: Report says Montgomery Co. economy in trouble

County Executive Candidates Pitch Plans To Deal with Struggling Local Economy

County Executive Candidates Rap Energy Tax at Business Forum

Executive Candidates React to Sage Consulting Report on MoCo Economy

Economic Indicators and Montgomery County Executive Democratic Candidate Forum: April 27, 2018 | 8:00am – 10:30am | The Universities at Shady Grove: Forum Pamphlet | More Info & Register

4/6/2018: Montgomery County Executive Proposes Speedier Zoning Approval Designed To Help Secure Amazon H2Q

3/14/2018: Montgomery County’s Financial Problems—and Your Opportunity

3/13/2018: The final job numbers are in. The news is not good for suburban Maryland (PDF)

FedExit (PDF)

2/21/2018: MoCo’s Skyrocketing Debt


Lessons Learned from the Great Tax Hike: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

Reports from The Stephen S. Fuller Institute for Research on the Washington Region’s Economic Future and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University:

9/21/2017: Governor Hogan Announces Widening of I-270, Capital Beltway (I-495), and Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295)

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8/28/2017: Video of Purple Line Groundbreaking courtesy of Twitter user Eric Rasch

8/28/2017: Photos of Purple Line Groundbreaking, courtesy of Tony Hausner

8/28/2017: Officials Break Ground on Long-Awaited Purple Line Project

8/28/2017: Construction Begins on Maryland’s Purple Line

8/28/2017: Chao and Hogan sign Purple Line agreement

8/1/2017: Study: Montgomery would lose 47,000 jobs by 2022 if minimum wage went to $15

7/25/2017: Montgomery weighs changes to council to counter outsize presence from Takoma Park

7/19/2017: U.S. Court of Appeals Grants Stay in Purple Line Case, Restoring Project’s Federal Approval

7/19/2017: Court ruling paves way for Purple Line construction to begin

Report from The Stephen S. Fuller Institute for Research on the Washington Region’s Economic Future: The Washington Region’s Declining Economic Brand

7/6/2017: MD ranks among worst states to start a new business, two studies find

6/28/2017: Forget the $15 minimum wage. Here’s what a sensible compromise would look like.

6/27/2017: Seattle’s Minimum-Wage Rise May Have Pushed Down Workers’ Hours, Study Finds


MCPS 2016 Annual Report

11/12/2016: In wealthy and populous Maryland county, a new political era

10/28/2016: Empower Montgomery Leaders Important Message Before November Election: Vote the Entire Ballot! (PDF)

7/30/2016: Northern Virginia lays miles of pavement to ease traffic, while Md. suburbs dither


24th Annual Economic Conference – Roadmap to Our Region’s Economic Folder (PDF)

10/25/2015: MCCC Recommendations on Maryland Tax Policy (PDF)

6/25/2015: Hogan: Maryland will move forward on Purple Line, with counties’ help

Office Vacancy Study: Article from Montgomery Planning Board | Full Report (PDF)

Tax Revenues by Source (PDF)

Augustine Report Summary (PDF)

Business Establishments vs. Population (PDF)

Percent Change in Commercial Tax Assessments (PDF)

Six Point Plan (PDF)