Fostering Unity.Advancing Growth.Across the Capital Region,
from Baltimore to Richmond.
A First-of-its-kind Civic Alliance
The Greater Washington Partnership is a civic alliance of the region’s leading employers and entrepreneurs committed to making the Capital Region—from Baltimore to Richmond—one of the world’s best places to live, work, and build a business. The Partnership’s top priority is advancing inclusive economic growth by driving solutions and fostering unity.
For the Future
How do we translate that unity and commitment to our region into action? Let’s first acknowledge our starting point: The Capital Region from Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA is an economic powerhouse. We are the 3rd largest regional economy in the United States and 7th largest in the world. Our diversity and history have resulted in a region with unparalleled strengths; highly talented and educated people, world-class universities and federal research facilities, global transportation gateways, 55 of the Fortune 1000 companies, and of course the seat of the U.S. federal government.
Reaching Our Potential
Reaching our potential begins by redefining many of the big issues impacting our economic prosperity as a superregional challenge, not a local one, with regional solutions, for three reasons:
Scale matters in the global competition for ideas, investment, and people.
Jurisdictional boundaries have too often impeded progress on our region’s pressing issues.
Despite differences across our region, our economic futures are intertwined.
Being Part of The Solution
How does this new organization, the Greater Washington Partnership, fit in? The Partnership is a first-of-its-kind civic alliance drawing from the leading employers and entrepreneurs—that together employ more than 200,000 people in the Capital Region. We are committed to being part of the solution to making this region one of the world’s best places to live, work, and build a business. We will leverage our leaders and their organizations’ capabilities, resources, and influence in service of the public interest.
This week's interview features Carol Thompson Cole, President & CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners. JB and Carol will discuss inclusive growth in the Capital Region, impact investing, and economic empowerment in underserved communities.
While the COVID-19-era prevalence of remote work will likely not be maintained once the pandemic has subsided, data collected through external surveys as well as the Greater Washington Partnership (the Partnership) and EY Capital COVID-19 Snapshot shows greater levels of remote working will continue even after herd immunity is reached, relative to pre-COVID-19 levels.