Who We Are

The Greater Washington Partnership is a nonprofit alliance of influential cross-sector employers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Together, we leverage shared experiences to identify challenges and offer real solutions to the region’s most critical issues. Our goal is to champion economic growth and inclusive prosperity, from Baltimore to Richmond, to make our region the best place to live, work and build a business.

Our Vision

For the Future

The Challenge

Our region’s future, and the success of our businesses, hinges on our ability to grow equitably and inclusively. Inclusive economies create better futures for everyone, helping to build vibrancy and resiliency, attracting talent, and stimulating investment. No challenge is more urgent than this one. Our businesses cannot outgrow or outperform the communities we serve.

The Goal

To develop the communities from Baltimore to Richmond into a national model for advancing equitable economic solutions. We believe that growth must be at the forefront of every business decision for every company across the region, which is why the goal of our Partnership centers around leveraging our collective experiences, resources and assets to identify shared challenges and offer real solutions to the region’s most critical issues.

Our Intention

To make the entire region, from Baltimore to Richmond, vibrant, economically competitive and prosperous for all. We have the diverse talent, jobs, transportation, and innovation ecosystem needed to thrive and the opportunity to harness and maximize that potential.

Our Focus

“If one wins, we all win.” Greater Washington Partnership is committed to working collaboratively to drive economic vitality and inclusive growth for all. Our “super-regional” approach prioritizes growth, from Baltimore to Richmond, by understanding each community’s unique challenges and implementing tailored solutions because: 

  1. Scale matters in the global competition for ideas, investment, and people. 
  2. Our people travel across jurisdictional boundaries for jobs, school, and life. 
  3. Our economic futures are increasingly intertwined.  


and Talent

Attract, educate, and retain individuals for the jobs that our employers need to fill now and in the future, and ensure no one is left behind.

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Advance transportation solutions that strengthen regional mobility and improve quality of life.

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Inclusive Economic Growth

Our vision is to make the Capital Region the nation’s leading economic engine of inclusive growth and shared prosperity.

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How much is the region’s population expected to grow?

2.4 million people in 20 years

Over the next 20 years, the region is projected to add 2.4 million residents which will increase pressure on an already burdened system

How many Fortune 1,000 companies are headquartered in MD, DC, VA?

53 Fortune 1,000 companies

More than 50 of America’s largest companies are headquartered in the region, powering the economy for workers in the region and beyond.

How many workers do GWP partners employ?

More than 250,000 people

GWP’s members represent businesses employing more than 250,000 people in the region.

What percentage of commuters travel to a new jurisdiction for work?

Nearly 50% of commuters

Prior to the pandemic, of the region’s 10.2 million residents, nearly 50% of those who commute cross county borders and 20% cross state lines daily to access their jobs.

What is the percentage of the population that holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher?

46% of the population

Nearly half of the population, 46 percent, or 3.3 million, in the region 25 years and older hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

What is the gap between supply and demand for digital tech workers in our region?

17,037 unfilled digital tech jobs

By 2025, we anticipate a supply gap of 49% for digital tech talent jobs. Despite a deep digital tech workforce, the gap in our region is larger than peer regions’ and the U.S. average.

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