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.
Inclusive growth creates shared prosperity and economic opportunity where all can thrive regardless of race, gender, or zip code and is the preeminent moral and economic imperative for the Capital Region.
This interview will feature John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC. JB and John will discuss reopening, inclusive recovery, and equitable economic development in the District and the Capital Region. As Deputy Mayor, John oversees the District’s portfolio of real estate development projects that drive economic development in communities and deliver affordable housing, jobs, and amenities to residents.
This Fresh Take interview features Dr. Gregory Washington, President, George Mason University. JB and Dr. Washington will discuss the state of higher ed in the Capital Region and beyond, increasing the diversity and inclusivity of digital tech pathways, and the evolving role of education in today's economy.