Setting the Pace

Sunday, December 9, 2007

By DowntownDC

The Downtown BID has begun publishing a series of reports designed to foster dialogue about critical issues facing Downtown’s economic, social and physical development. The first of these “leadership papers,” entitled “Downtown: The Economic and Fiscal Engine of the District of Columbia,” draws on a number of studies commissioned by the BID on job growth, office development and fiscal impacts, and highlights Downtown’s importance in the marketplace, and consequently, its importance to the city’s fiscal health and economic stability.  The paper also spawned substantial coverage in the Washington Post and on WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8. Click here to read a copy of the Washington Post feature, “Downtown Is Enjoying Renaissance, Report Finds.” To view a copy of the WJLA-TV feature,“D.C.'s Resurgence Results in Big Dollars,” click here.

The BID plans to issue future leadership papers on topics such as infrastructure investment, social services and green building initiatives. View a copy of the current report here: www.downtowndc.org/economicengine