Businesses in the Purple Line Corridor

Goal: Diverse, locally established businesses thrive during and after the construction period.
Strategies:
  • Prepare an economic development strategy
  • Support existing businesses and foster new business creation
  • Support organizations that promote small and local business prosperity
  • Create environments that support small, locally established businesses
  • Minimize business disruption during construction
  • Provide specialized assistance to businesses before, during and after construction

Largest no. of Jobs (2017)

Bethesda

49,066

Largest Change in Total Jobs

Bethesda

22.6%

Largest no. of Small Businesses

Bethesda

1,623

Subarea Total Jobs (2000) Total Jobs (2012) Jobs Trend Total Jobs (2017) 2017 - 2000 Change
Bethesda - Chevy Chase 40,020 45129 49,066 9046
Silver Spring 30,585 27836 28,890 -1695
International Corridor 7,725 5395 8,438 713
University of Maryland 21796 22643 23,684 1888
Riverdale - New Carrolton 24,745 28556 24,769 24
Total Jobs Change 124871 129559 134847 9976
Denotations: D1 - Year 2000, D2 - Year 2006 to 2010, D3 - Year 2009 to 2013, D4 - Year 2010 to 2014, D5 - Year 2011 to 2015, D6 - Year 2012 to 2016. If you hover over the sparkline for unemployment trend, you can see the value in each division. Unemployment Change column depicts change in population per division.