Fairfax County is one of America’s wealthiest counties, located in one of the regions that best weathered the Great Recession. So why is the county government still being forced to cut budgets? As the area’s suburbs have become more diverse, it’s changed everything from tax revenue streams to the types of business that set up shop. We talk with experts about the economic impact of shifting demographics in Fairfax County and the Washington region.

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  • Gerald Connolly Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-VA, 11th District)
  • Terry Clower Director, George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis

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