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

Inclusive growth is embedded in all the Greater Washington Partnership does – 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. 

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Source: McKinsey & Company

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. 

Moving forward, the Inclusive Growth initiative will focus on:

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

Our Inclusive Growth Leaders

Tony Pierce

Chairman of Committee
Partner at Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld LLP

Rosie Allen-Herring

CEO of United Way of the National Capital Area | Inclusive Growth Community Advisor

Jay Carney

Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs at Amazon

Ellis Carr

CEO of Capital Impact Partners | Inclusive Growth Community Advisor

Ron Daniels

President of the John Hopkins University

Carmine Di Sibio

Global Chairman and CEO of EY

Matt Kelly


Ted Leonsis

CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Wes Moore

CEO of Robin Hood Foundation | Inclusive Growth Community Advisor

Robert Moser

CEO of Clark Construction Group

Scott Rutherford

Partner in Charge of McKinsey & Company’s Washington, DC Office

Peter Scher

Vice Chair of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Inclusive Growth Strategy Council

Sheila Johnson

Founder & CEO, Salamander Hotels & Resorts | Co-Chair, Inclusive Growth Strategy Council

Jason Wright

President, Washington Football Team | Co-Chair, Inclusive Growth Strategy Council


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Baltimore Ravens

Bank of America

Capital One

Clark Construction Group


Dominion Energy

Ernst & Young LLP


General Dynamics


Georgetown University

The Harbor Bank of Maryland

Howard University

Inova Health Systems


Johns Hopkins University

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

McKinsey & Company

MedStar Health


Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Rally Health

T. Rowe Price

Thompson Hospitality