Homelessness Panel

Health, Housing

Retreat Panel: Ending Homelessness is a Difficult—Not Impossible—Task

August 13, 2015 | Tags: homelessness, Workforce

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The Yardstick


Workforce Development a Foundation of a Successful Regional Economic Strategy

Middle-skill jobs can provide a strong foundation for the region’s greater economic competitiveness strategy.  This was a key take-away for area officials who attended the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Annual Leadership Retreat, held last month in Cambridge, MD. Denver has formed an economic development commission with a collaborative approach to attracting and locating […]

Economy, Health & Human Services, Housing

At Annual Leadership Retreat, Officials Identify Ways to Collaborate in Building Industry, Developing Jobs, and Improving Social Services

What can make metropolitan Washington one of the most attractive places in the world for businesses and residents to locate? To consider that question, leaders from around the National Capital Region met at a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) retreat in Cambridge, Maryland.  After a welcome from the state’s Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, the participants found a few […]

Coalition Work, Economy

Coalition Explores Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Tour of 1776

The Region Forward Coalition met at The Washington Post and toured global incubator 1776 for their quarterly meeting in July, which focused on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in metropolitan Washington. 1776, led by Managing Director David Zipper, helps entrepreneurs enter sectors that are typically highly regulated and therefore challenging to break into, such as health […]


COG Welcomes Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

The Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, spoke before the Council of Governments Board of Directors at their July meeting, outlining his plan for a New Virginia Economy and expressing his support for regional collaboration. “With the assets that we have here in our region we are about as powerful as any [region] could be,” […]

Economy, Environment, Transportation

COG Continues Efforts to Help Region Address Infrastructure Needs

Over the past several months, infrastructure issues have continued to make headlines in the National Capital Region. Extremely cold winter temperatures had a major impact on the region’s aging water infrastructure. In suburban Maryland, for example, the WSSC reported repairing 426 broken water mains during the month of February, their second worst month on record. […]