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Generating Economic Activity

The George Washington University is an economic engine as well as an academic and cultural resource for the Washington area. More than 2,000 faculty members and nearly 20,000 students make their academic home at our Foggy Bottom/West End and Mount Vernon campuses. In excess of 21,000 GW alumni live and/or work in the District. Providing more than 13,000 D.C.-based full-time and part-time jobs—including jobs for student employees—GW consistently ranks among the district’s top private employers.

As a result, GW’s broad, profound and positive impact on the District of Columbia’s economy carries an estimated value of close to $1 billion a year. That, in turn, spurs additional indirect economic activity totaling more than $285 million. The University spends about 70 percent of its budget in the district, through a combination of salaries for thousands of local employees; academic research projects; purchases and payments to district-based vendors; educational programs; student support services; and taxes.

Contact the Office of Government and Community Relations

2121 Eye St, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20052
Office: (202) 994-9132
Fax: (202) 994-3622

Renee McPhatter
Assistant Vice President

Dr. Bernard Demczuk
Assistant Vice President for District Relations

Askia Suruma
Director of Federal and International Relations

David Baker
Director of Virginia Relations

Britany Waddell
Director of Community Relations

Richard Livingstone
Assistant Director of Community Relations

Iana Clarence
Administrative Assistant