The George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) has just released two new working papers that examine critical aspects of the Washington metro area’s future growth potential.
The first paper is entitled, “Understanding of the Immigration Flow and Stock in Washington Metropolitan Area: Observations from Panel Data,” and examines the characteristics and migration patterns of the Washington region’s 1.2 million foreign born residents. This paper offers valuable insights for the future of the region’s future workforce. It is available here: http://cra.gmu.edu/pdfs/CRA2013-10_XHu.pdf
The second paper, “Trends and Outlook for Transit Commuting in the Washington Metropolitan Area,” evaluates the characteristics and behaviors of the Washington metro area’s transit commuters and considers how current transit commuting patterns may affect the region’s future transportation situation and potential economic prosperity. It is available here: http://cra.gmu.edu/pdfs/CRA2013-11_DVersel.pdf
Both of these papers, along with prior working papers, will be permanently available at CRA’s Working Paper Series webpage: http://cra.gmu.edu/cra-working-paper-series/