Archive for November 16th, 2011
From the Washington Post of November 16, 2011:
“In the two decades ending last year, Fairfax [County, Virginia] added jobs almost four times faster than Montgomery did. Economic growth in Fairfax was 50 percent faster. While federal spending in the two counties (mostly government contracts) was roughly the same in 1990, it is now, at $33.5 billion annually, more than 60 percent higher in Fairfax than in Montgomery. And while average wages in the two counties used to be roughly comparable, they are now $15,000 higher in Fairfax, ”
Read the full story at the Washington Post.