D.C. Is Weird, in Charts
Mayor Vince Gray opened his presentation of his administration's new five-year economic development strategy yesterday with a word of enthusiasm to his audience: "I think you'll be absolutely thrilled. I mean, look at all these charts!"
Indeed. The 112-page report is full of intriguing ideas—District-wide Wi-Fi! the largest technology center on the east coast! loads of Chinese tourists!—but the real highlight is the charts. And more than anything, they underscore one fact: Compared to national averages, D.C. is weird on a whole number of levels. Take a look: