For many years, Washington was known as a “bridge and tunnel” city (sans the tunnels), catering largely to government, political and NGO commuters from the surrounding suburbs.
But the recent influx and staying power of a new generation has dramatically altered the ways, sectors and venues in which we live and work.
As more people call DC their permanent home – according to Census Bureau estimates from December 2016, the population of District residents is at a 40-year high and has increased more than 13 percent since 2010 alone – nearly all aspects of capital city living have shifted. Notably, how and literally where Washingtonians are making their hard-earned dollars. And I mean hard-earned – as of 2015, we have the country’s second longest work week, not counting commute time.
Source: Courtney Sexton, “The Times, They Are A Changing’: How We (Co)Work in the Nation’s Capitol,” OnTap Magazine