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Region's economic future not looking so bright

The D.C. area could have it tough in the next five to 10 years, economically speaking.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 06:06am EDT

Tags: George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis

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Expert: Md. minimum wage increase would increase local cost of living

While raising the minimum wage in Maryland could mean more money for workers, the move could cause some major concerns including an increase in the cost of living in the Old Line State, according to an expert.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 08:49am EST

Tags: Maryland General Assembly, minimum wage increase, minimum wage, Sarah Beth Hensley

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Shutdown could wipe out region's economic growth

The partial government shutdown could erase the entire year's projected economic growth for the Washington region, if it continues for three weeks, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:37am EDT

Tags: shutdown, government shutdown, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, economy, Kristi King

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Well-known economist backs off dire prediction about sequestration

Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, says the region's economy is still growing, housing prices are up and the unemployment rate is still low.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:14am EDT

Tags: sequestration, Hank Silverberg

Local jobs a casualty if Congress fails to act

If Congress fails to strike a budget deal before year's end and the nation falls over the "fiscal cliff," the cost in local jobs is projected to be enormous.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:16pm EST

Tags: fiscal cliff, Dominic Chu, megan cloherty, George Mason University

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Region could see 'devastating recession' with sequestration

If federal budget cuts automatically take place in January, the Washington region could see lose about 65,000 federal jobs and 96,000 federal contractor positions, according to Stephen Fuller, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Tags: darci marchese, sequestration, federal budget, George Mason University

Public transit holds key to regional growth

The region needs to know and its competitive advantage over other major metropolitan areas to attract businesses. Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, says businesses want to locate in areas that have access to public transit.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 06:41am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, sprawl & crawl, Silver Line, wmata, economic development, attracting business, George Mason University