It widely believed that our area will recover from the current “Great Recession” sooner that the rest of nation. Today there is more news that seems to validate this belief. According to this story by V. Dion Haynes in The Washington Post this morning, “the Washington area economy could be on its way to a rebound faster than most of the nation.”
"By the end of the year, the area is expected to experience a net loss of 21,000 jobs, said John McClain, senior fellow at the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. But in the next few years, McClain added, the region is expected to see net gains in jobs: 23,900 in 2010; 34,900 in 2011; 42,000 in 2012; 47,600 in 2013; and 53,300 in 2014."
Now that’s a good way to start the work week on a positive note.