Remote Working in DC Could Increase Fivefold After the Pandemic

The impact on Metro as well as and small or minority-owned business could be brutal, according to the Greater Washington Partnership.

The covid crisis is poised to have a lasting impact on the way Washingtonians work, with a new report from the Greater Washington Partnership estimating that the number of remote workers in the DC, Baltimore and Richmond areas could increase as much as five fold over pre-pandemic levels. All told, 18 percent of the workforce in these three regions—or more than a million people—could be working remotely at least a few days a week after the pandemic has passed. Here’s a look at four ways that the future to remote work could impact the DC region.

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