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When a visitor comes to the District, they look around and see dozens of construction cranes, 300 shiny new restaurants opened in just the last two years and inevitably think the District must be booming.

There are certain segments of the economy that are doing well and affluent residents have benefitted tremendously, but there is another side to the story. For thousands of District residents at the lower end of the education and income distribution, things are not good.

For insight into what’s really going on with the District’s economy, we’ve assembled and analyzed a mountain of economic data. Click below to see the full presentation.

Today we’ve cleaned up a couple of errors. In particular, we under-reported some sales tax data. Sales tax has actually trended positive, so we changed the presentation to reflect that. We also made the job growth data easier to understand.

Check back often for new updates.

DC Economic Conditions Presentation 8-18-15 – Economic Growth DC


  • disqus_U03DTv7v08

    But marijuana has been legalized! At least the citizen’s priorities are in order! Lmao

  • klgmac

    Fifty years ago the wealthiest city in the country was Detroit. Now it’s the area surrounding Washington DC. That says a lot about our shifting priorities.