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Goal 3: We envision a DC that embraces advancements in technology, while minimizing the negative consequences of change. Through this goal, Washington, DC will be a technology-enabled city with strong supports and safeguards for its residents.

We envision a DC that embraces advancements in technology, while minimizing the negative consequences of change. Through this goal, Washington, DC will be a technology-enabled city with strong supports and safeguards for its residents.

What We Know:

  • Fewer jobs will be available to individuals without an advanced degree due to workforce automation (e.g. retail, administrative services, and accommodation/food service).
  • There will be a shortage of technology workers as employers look for individuals with cyber security and software development skills.
  • More jobs will be in the “gig economy,” meaning more DC residents will be employed as freelancers or independent contractors.
  • The frequency of cyberattacks will increase and the potential impacts will worsen as connected technologies become more abundant.
  • By 2035, 38% of all cars sold will be fully autonomous and another 39% will be partially autonomous.

Our Vision:

  • To be the highest ranked city in the EIU Digital Security Index by 2025.
  • To meet the demand for more jobs and job training in automation-resistant industries.
  • To have a workforce prepared for jobs in cyber-security and software development.
  • To maintain first place in growth entrepreneurship and advance to top 10 for startup activity in the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.
  • To bring average commute time and cost down.

To learn more about this goal:

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