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Washington Area Economy Snapshot*
-The District of Columbia has 8.7 square feet of retail space per capita; the national average is 20.
-The metro area as a whole has 25.1 square feet per capita of retail space.
-The national average for grocery stores on a per capital basis is 8,700.
-In the DC area as a whole the average for grocery stores per capita is 17,800.
-Washington Area Job Change Projections
-2009: 9,800 jobs created
-2010: 34,100 jobs created
-2011: 42,400 jobs created
-15-year historic average: 28,800 per year
*Source: Delta Associates Spring 2009 Retail Outlook Report