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Government report finds just 12% of federal offices occupied in D.C. | Washington Times

April 11, 2024
  • D.C. Policy Center

On April 11, 2024, Executive Director Yesim Sayin was quoted by the Washington Times:

“In the past, the presence of federal workers boosted the District’s economy and made the city recession-proof,” Yesim Sayin, executive director of the nonpartisan D.C. Policy Center, told The Times. “These numbers show that the presence of the federal government is now weighing down the District’s economy as empty buildings displace economic activity that would otherwise be happening downtown.”

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Additional reading: In fiscal year 2025, the District of Columbia is facing tough choices. Without making difficult decisions now, future years will only get harder.  


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