Gentrification and business changes: A lack of data for sound policy

Blog post by Christina Plerhoples Stacy, Brett Theodos, Carl Hedman
August 3, 2015

Urban–Greater DC   (Washington, D.C.)

Many DC neighborhoods have undergone massive growth in businesses over the past few decades, but certain areas of the city remain under-resoured and underserved. To build a vibrant economy, DC policies must encourage development that includes all of the District’s neighborhoods and residents. But good policy is built on good data—and that’s what we’re missing.