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. 

In June 2022, the Partnership launched the Regional Blueprint for Inclusive Growth, a 10-year roadmap to close equity gaps and make the region from Baltimore to Richmond the most inclusive economy in the country. The Blueprint was developed over a year-long process that included interviews with more than 200 public, private, and social sector stakeholders.

Visit the Regional Blueprint for Inclusive Growth

Our Inclusive Growth work began with a diagnostic conducted by Partnership Board Member company McKinsey & Company, to explore the opportunities and gaps in our region.

Explore the Full Diagnostic

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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

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 and CDC Small Business Finance

Ron Daniels

Johns Hopkins University

Carmine Di Sibio

EY

Nora Gardner

McKinsey & Company

Matt Kelly

JBG SMITH

Ted Leonsis

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Russ Ramsey

Ramsey Asset Management

Peter Scher

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Inclusive Growth Strategy Council

Sheila Johnson

Co-Chair
Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Jason Wright

Co-Chair
Washington Football Team

Justin Dean

Vice Chair
BCG

Calvin G. Butler, Jr.

Exelon

Richard W. Cass

Baltimore Ravens

Bill Dean

M.C. Dean

Lawrence Di Rita

Bank of America

Diane Hoskins

Gensler

Evelyn Lee

Truist

John Lewis

The Harbor Bank of Maryland

B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr.

Industrial Bank

Neelima Rao

AstraZeneca

Dan Tangherlini

Emerson Collective

Warren Thompson

Thompson Hospitality Corporation

Ruth Williams-Brinkley

Kaiser Permanente

Dalila Wilson-Scott

Comcast

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