Businesses in the Purple Line Corridor

Goal: Diverse, locally established businesses thrive during and after the construction period.
Strategies:
  • Prepare an economic development strategy
  • Support existing businesses and foster new business creation
  • Support organizations that promote small and local business prosperity
  • Create environments that support small, locally established businesses
  • Minimize business disruption during construction
  • Provide specialized assistance to businesses before, during and after construction

Largest Change: Unemployment Rate

International Corridor

2.56%

Largest Change: Bachelor Degree Holders

University of Maryland

8.37%

Largest Wage Change

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Subarea Total Jobs (2000) Jobs Trend Total Jobs (2014) 2014 - 2000 Change
Bethesda - Chevy Chase 40,020 37,987 -2,033
Silver Spring 30,585 28,870 -1,715
International Corridor 7,725 7,472 -253
University of Maryland 21796 22652 856
Riverdale - New Carrolton 24,745 24,690 -55
Total Jobs Change 124871 121671 -3200
Denotations: D1 - Year 2000, D2 - Year 2006 to 2010, D3 - Year 2009 to 2013, D4 - Year 2010 to 2014. If you hover over the sparkline for unemployment trend, you can see the value in each division. Unemployment Change column depicts change in population per division.