Closing the racial wealth gap in the 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.

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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.

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We have the diverse talent, jobs, transportation, and innovation ecosystem needed to thrive.

This 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 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.

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Inclusive Growth Dashboard

The Inclusive Economic Growth pillar 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 Economic Growth Committee

Robert Moser

Board Committee Co-chair
Clark Construction Group

Tony Pierce

Board Committee Co-chair
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP

Rosie Allen-Herring

United Way of the National Capital Area

Tom Barkin

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Calvin Butler


Ron Daniels

Johns Hopkins University

Nora Gardner

McKinsey & Company

Greta J. Harris

Better Housing Coalition

Ted Leonsis

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

J. Stephen Jones, MD

Inova Health System

Matt Kelly


Brian Pieninck

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Ann Ramakumaran

Ampcus, Inc.

Russ Ramsey

Ramsey Asset Management

Peter Scher

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Joe Ucuzoglu


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