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Economy, Public Safety

Q&A: Frank J. Principi, Woodbridge District Supervisor, Prince William County

June 25, 2015 | Tags: activity centers, economy, growth, safety

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The Yardstick

Economy, Health & Human Services

Committee Explores Region’s Workforce Development Efforts, Identifies Areas of Collaboration

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors is working to bolster the economic competitiveness of the region, and developing the area’s workforce is a key part of that growth. Although the region produces and attracts highly skilled residents, there are more than 60,000 adults in the District of Columbia alone that lack a high […]


County Executives Call for Greater Cooperation to Strengthen D.C. Region’s Economy

Greater cooperation across borders on a variety of issues will be critical to the National Capital Region’s future economic success according to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. In particular, the leaders identified transportation, education, affordable housing, and coordinating nearby development projects as top priorities. They also urged […]

Environment, Health & Human Services

COG Hosts Foresters for Forum on Lyme Disease

The great outdoors serves as “the office” for our region’s foresters, farmers, horticultural, and landscape professionals, and tick-borne diseases like Lyme pose a threat to these field personnel. However, an improved understanding of tick-borne Lyme disease has helped them to better recognize the risks and protections needed when performing field work. Caused by the bacterium […]


Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille Discusses the COG Board’s Focus on Economic Competitiveness

Earlier this year, COG Board Chairman and City of Alexandria Mayor William Euille announced the Board’s focus on regional economic competitiveness for 2015.  In this video, Mayor Euille sits down with COG Director of Community Planning and Services Paul DesJardin to discuss opportunities for collaboration among jurisdictions in making the region a better place for […]

Coalition Work, Economy, Education

Coalition Discusses Boosting the Region’s Global Competitiveness and Higher Education Innovation

Approximately 35 leaders from the region gathered for the Region Forward Coalition meeting April 24 to discuss bolstering the region’s economic competitiveness and higher education assets. Terry Clower, George Mason University professor of Public Policy and Northern Virginia Chair of George Mason’s Center for Regional Analysis, spoke about boosting the region’s global competitiveness.  Clower considers […]