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Economy

COG Board Explores Opportunities for Economic Advancement in Metropolitan Region

April 10, 2015 | Tags: economic competitiveness, economy, workforce development

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The Yardstick

Climate & Energy, Land Use, Transportation

“Multi-Sector Working Group” Develops Draft List of Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments group charged with identifying promising strategies for significantly reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions has developed a draft list of strategies to analyze this summer before identifying those with the greatest potential to help the region achieve ambitious long-term emissions-reduction goals. The list includes 38 broad strategies and dozens […]

Coalition Work

Q&A: Emmett Jordan, Mayor, City of Greenbelt

Emmett V. Jordan is a current member of the Greenbelt City Council, serving as Mayor. In 2009, he became the first African-American councilmember in the city’s history. At the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Jordan serves as a member of the COG Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Region Forward Coalition, the multi-sector […]

Climate & Energy, Land Use, Transportation

Regional Group Launches Work to Identify Promising Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

A regional group convened by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to identify promising strategies for significantly reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions recently launched its work with a formal kick-off meeting on January 30. Over the next several months, the group will hold more detailed discussions and analyze potential emissions-reduction strategies. The group, known […]

Economy

COG Board Launches 2015 Focus on Regional Economic Competitiveness

Elected leaders from around metropolitan Washington agree that enhancing the economic competitiveness of the region will require encouraging the growth of the area’s strongest industries, developing its workforce and promoting messages that communicate the value of doing business and living here. The goals, discussed during the March meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments […]

Coalition Work, Economy

Region Forward Coalition Features New Leadership, Theme for 2015

At its January 23rd meeting, the Region Forward Coalition focused on the future of Region Forward as well as regional economic competitiveness. It was also the first meeting featuring Emmett Jordan as Chair of the Coalition. The Greenbelt Mayor succeeds Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes, who is stepping down after providing leadership for the Coalition […]