The Washington region is projected to have significant potential economic
growth over the next thirty years. GRP forecasts by Global Insight are that
the Washington region’s GRP will grow from $429 billion in 2010 to $1,849
billion in 2040. For the same period, COG Round 8 forecasts are that the
region will grow in employment from 3.32 million to 4.66 million, and
population will grow from 5.50 million to 7.27 million.

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