Closing the racial wealth gap in the Capital Region has the potential to unlock an estimated $35-50B in GDP by 2028. 

The Greater Washington Partnership applies an inclusive growth lens in all its work – from transportation and infrastructure to equitable education opportunities. We recognize the need for active cross-sector collaboration to combat systemic racism and discrimination and to increase investment in underserved populations. 

Source: McKinsey & Company

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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.

The Capital Region is lagging other large cities and cross-jurisdictional regions nationwide when it comes to racial inclusion and geographic prosperity, and there is a lot of work to be done. Inclusive growth should be at the forefront of business decisions for every company across the Capital Region. This can only be done by breaking down long-term barriers to economic opportunity and then measuring impact to advance inclusive growth. Explore our Inclusive Growth Dashboard to learn more about the current state of equity and inclusion in the region.

Inclusive Growth Dashboard

Moving forward, the Inclusive Growth initiative will focus on:

  1. Supporting Diverse Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
  2. Supporting Diverse Innovation Ecosystems
  3. Fostering Better Employment Outcomes for Black & LatinX workforce
  4. Addressing Long-term Systemic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Organizational Barriers

Our Inclusive Growth Leaders

Tony Pierce

Board Committee Chair
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP

Robert Moser

Board Committee Vice Chair
Clark Construction Group

Rosie Allen-Herring

United Way of the National Capital Area

Jay Carney


Ellis Carr

Capital Impact Partners

Ron Daniels

Johns Hopkins University

Carmine Di Sibio


Sheila Johnson

Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Matt Kelly


Ted Leonsis

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Wes Moore

Independent Advisor

Patty Obermaier


Scott Rutherford

McKinsey & Company

Peter Scher

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jason Wright

Washington Football Team

Inclusive Growth Strategy Council

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP



Baltimore Ravens

Bank of America

Capital One

Clark Construction



Dominion Energy

Emerson Collective



General Dynamics


Georgetown University

The Harbor Bank of Maryland

Howard University

Industrial Bank

Inova Health Systems


Johns Hopkins University

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kaiser Permanente

McKisney & Company

MedStar Health


Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Rally Health

Salamander Hotels & Resorts

T. Rowe Price

Thompson Hospitality


Washington Football Team

Wells Fargo

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