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MBAs Help D.C. with Business Development, Job Creation

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his summer, five MBA students from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will work with Mayor Vincent Gray’s office to develop a five-year Economic Development Strategy for the District of Columbia.

Joining students from George Washington University, American University, and Howard University, the Georgetown MBAs will conduct interviews with local business leaders. The analysis of these interviews will inform the city’s plan to create an economic impact model for decision making, prioritize initiatives for economic growth, and identify opportunities for private-sector commitments. The final plan will provide a roadmap for the District’s economic development efforts, particularly in the areas of business development and job creation.

In addition, Georgetown McDonough Dean David A. Thomas will serve on the initiative’s executive committee. The complete plan will be released by the Office of the Mayor in September 2012.

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The Georgetown team, left to right: Michael Greenwald, Chaitanya Gobineedi, Dmitry Terekhov, Julia Robbins, and Sandeep Pillai (pictured with Deputy Dean Pietra Rivoli)