Region Forward Coalition Tours 1776

Coalition Work, Economy

Coalition Explores Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Tour of 1776

July 23, 2015 | Tags: activity centers, economic competitiveness

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The Yardstick


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. […]

Economy, Public Safety

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

Frank J. Principi is the Woodbridge District Supervisor for Prince William County, a post he has held since 2008. At the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), Principi serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council. Principi served as the chair of the […]

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 […]