Federal purchases of goods and
services in the Washington
metropolitan area continued a
twenty year record of fueling
the expansion of the local economy.
A nearly $3 billion increase in federal
procurement went directly to area
businesses in 2000 and translated into
an estimated 24,500 additional jobs.
The increase brought total federal
purchases in the area to $28.6 billion
in 2000, up 11.5 percent from $25.7
billion in 1999. Federal procurement
in the Washington area has increased
each year since 1980, when procurement
spending totaled $4.2 billion.