DC Unveils 5-Year Economic Development Strategy Created by MBA Students

November 15, 2012

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Dean David A. Thomas joined District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins, GW Business School Dean Doug Guthrie, and Richard Lake from Roadside Development to unveil "The Five-Year Economic Development Strategy for the District of Columbia" at a press conference on November 14 at the District's Kennedy Recreation Center on 7th Street, NW. As co-chairs of the strategy executive committee, Deans Thomas and Guthrie worked with the deans of the District's other business schools and 16 of their MBA students to develop the plan.  
 
In the Spring, Mayor Gray engaged the city's business schools to take a leadership role in developing the strategic plan. For six months, the deans and their MBA students conducted a study of strategic economic opportunities in the District and its region. The students worked thousands of hours analyzing the District's economy and interviewed nearly 200 local stakeholders to generate the strategy's key findings and initiatives.
 
Shown in the photo (l-r): Richard Lake, Victor Hoskins, Vincent Gray, David Thomas, Doug Guthrie