When to compete, when to coordinate

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Last week I wrote of our region’s need for a Switzerland to allow our various resources and jurisdictions to be freer to compete to serve entrepreneurial innovation. By allowing those promoting entrepreneurial activities to pursue their specific self-interests, entrepreneurs would enjoy greater transparency. They would fully comprehend the motivations of those helping them and the overall level of resources available to entrepreneurs would be raised by the crucible of competition.

This argument has clearly hit a chord because the reactions from our community over the last week has been varied and strong.

Some have asked me whether I am suggesting there is no place for regional cooperation in the District, Maryland and Virginia. I am not. Cooperation among the three jurisdictions that make up the capital region is essential for our economy to grow — particularly in areas where our collective interests are served.

Examples of how regional cooperation is a must…

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