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Regional Economic Development Strategy 1.0 Report


A blueprint for an enduring cross-sector collaboration to build a Greater Washington where everyone can thrive.

23 leaders from across industry, the public sector, academia, community, and philanthropy.

The report outlines the REDS path forward through 2024 and confirms the early focus areas for joint programming aligned with our integrated vision for social equity and economic development.

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“We are creating something new: a more economically equitable and collaborative region. Imagine what we could achieve by doing bigger and better things together, from developing a regional talent pipeline to marketing the region to the world. Only by collaborating regionally on economic development can the entire Washington region reach its full potential as a global technology and innovation hub.”

— Victor Hoskins

President & CEO

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Meet the DMV Atlas: Accelerating Equitable Regional Growth 

Developing an enduring function to enable longitudinal people- and place-based analyses will unlock more impactful insights, culminating in publishing of a periodic "state of the region" index on economic mobility and equitable development. An accompanying program will raise awareness of these insights and seek to impact decision-making among regional leaders.

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“Greater Washington’s racial and socioeconomic divisions are real, and they are regional. It is critical for leaders across business, government, civil society, academia, and philanthropy to come together now to do the hard work of creating a better regional environment for uplifting all of our communities.”

— Rosie Allen-Herring

President & CEO

United Way of the National Capital Area

Learn more about our Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) initiative.

Meet the 23 cross-sector leaders working together on the REDS Steering Committee.

Contact us to talk about how you can get involved in making Greater Washington an even better place to live and work.

“The DMV has lacked a strategy and forum for cross-sector regional economic development. REDS fills this void, as commissioned by the COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force. Connected DMV will continue to bring the region together to drive collaborative net-new economic growth opportunities that deliver tangible social equity benefits.” 

— Stu Solomon
President & CEO
Connected DMV

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