Who We Are

The Greater Washington Partnership is a civic alliance of the region’s leading employers who are committed to fostering unity and making the Capital Region—from Baltimore to Richmond—the most inclusive economy in the nation. Our top priority is catalyzing equitable solutions that make the 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 build 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. To that end, inclusive growth must be at the forefront of every business decision for every company across the region, which in turn will build resiliency, attract talent, and stimulate investments.

Our Intention

To help the Capital Region reach its potential. As the 3rd largest regional economy in the USA and the 7th largest in the world, we have the diverse talent, jobs, transportation, and innovation ecosystem needed to thrive.

Our Focus

The super-region from Baltimore to Richmond and catalyzing super-regional collaborations and 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 – when one wins, we all win.  

Initiatives

Skills
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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Regional
Mobility

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

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Inclusive
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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Quick
Stats

How much is the Capital Region’s population expected to grow?

2.4 million people in 20 years

Over the next 20 years, the Capital 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 Capital Region, powering the economy for workers in the region and beyond.

How many workers do GWP’s members employ?

More than 250,000 people

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

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

Nearly 50% of commuters

Prior to the pandemic, of the Capital 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 greater Capital 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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