Marketing agreement criticized

Buried 784 pages deep in Loudoun’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is a $500,000 expenditure that has caused grumbling in the county’s rural business community. The expenditure represents Loudoun’s payment to the Washington NFL football team as part of an unusual eight-year marketing partnership.

February 26, 2014

The Post’s Tom Jackman weighs in on the story here.

Hotel tax revenues down

By most measures, Loudoun County is booming. Housing sales, property values and building permits are up. Unemployment is relatively low, at about 4.4 percent, and Loudoun recently topped the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of the wealthiest county in the nation. But one key economic indicator is down, and the corresponding shortfall in tax revenue has county officials trying to figure out how to cover the cost of some economic development programs.

Washington Post, January 22, 2014