Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

If You Build It, Who Will Come?

How to Build an Arts District
If You Build It, Who Will Come?
Stage of Development
What to Expect at LUMEN8 2013
Anacostia's Arts Scene Is Growing

The juxtaposition is strange: In the middle of a strip of dingy carry-outs, boarded-up storefronts, and a methadone clinic sits an art gallery with a French name and an elegant atmosphere to match. [...]

City Swears It’ll Actually Implement An Economic Development Plan This Time

Yesterday at around 1:00 p.m., the city's economic development pooh-bahs gathered in the map room of the Carnegie Library, trying to ignore the wave of tweets and text messages announcing that now-former Council Chairman Kwame Brown had been charged with fraud. Over wraps and noodle salad, they listened politely to information they already knew: The [...]

Vince Gray Economic Plan Bullshit Detector

As with many campaign platforms, Vince Gray's new economic development plan has both pablum and some actual ideas. Let's separate the wheat from the chaff.
Good news first!

Enforce the District's First Source Law by charging the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development to create a tracking system for jobs that go to District residents: Yes. There is [...]

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