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

Inclusive Growth Committee

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

Amazon

Ellis Carr

Capital Impact Partners

Ron Daniels

Johns Hopkins University

Carmine Di Sibio

EY

Matt Kelly

JBG SMITH

Ted Leonsis

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Wes Moore

Independent Advisor

Patty Obermaier

Microsoft

Scott Rutherford

McKinsey & Company

Peter Scher

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Inclusive Growth Strategy Council

Jason Wright

Co-Chair
Washington Football Team

Sheila Johnson

Co-Chair
Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Neelima Rao

AstraZeneca

Richard W. Cass

Baltimore Ravens

Lawrence Di Rita

Bank of America

Dalila Wilson-Scott

Comcast

Dan Tangherlini

Emerson Collective

Calvin G. Butler, Jr.

Exelon

Diane Hoskins

Gensler

John Lewis

The Harbor Bank of Maryland

B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr.

Industrial Bank

Ruth Williams-Brinkley

Kaiser Permanente

Bill Dean

M.C. Dean

Warren Thompson

Thompson Hospitality Corporation

Evelyn Lee

Truist

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