Top local business stories of 2014

Commuters get on Silver Line trains in July. (Amanda Voisard/Post)

Change continued to be the watchword as the region’s biggest industries faced challenges — old and new.

    Love your office? Tell us about it.

    Love your office? Tell us about it.

    The Washington Post is looking for the top places to work in greater D.C., and we’ve extended the deadline.

    Help us find the region’s most innovative companies

    Help us find the region’s most innovative companies

    Sixteen D.C. area companies will get to pitch their ideas during the April 29 event, held at The Post.

    First-year enrollment falls at some D.C. law schools

    First-year enrollment falls at some D.C. law schools

    Georgetown, GWU have maintained their 2010 levels, while George Mason, AU have taken hits.

    Capital Buzz: Ex-Living Social exec has new career in making signs

    Capital Buzz: Ex-Living Social exec has new career in making signs

    With his wife’s small decor business, Sean Quill proves there is life after the daily deal company.

    Commentary: Fairfax County benefits from EDA’s vision

    Through its 50 years, the Economic Development Authority has created a rewarding place to live and work.

    Editor’s note: What will 2015 look like? Probably a lot like 2014.

    Editor’s note: What will 2015 look like? Probably a lot like 2014.

    The economy is still undergoing a transformation, and it’s not clear which direction things are going.

    Five contracts to watch in 2015

    Five contracts to watch in 2015

    From a new stealth bomber to the military’s health care records system, here are some important contracts to keep an eye out for in the new year.

    Perfect knee implants, courtesy of a 3-D printer

    Perfect knee implants, courtesy of a 3-D printer

    Patients have CT scans of the ailing joints, then wax molds of what needs to be replaced are printed.

    Pillsbury is latest law firm to relocate, shrink footprint

    Pillsbury is latest law firm to relocate, shrink footprint

    Pressure on legal business prompts law firms to shed inefficiencies, including real estate.

    The Download: What lies ahead for the tech sector in 2015?

    The Download: What lies ahead for the tech sector in 2015?

    What lies ahead for the tech sector in 2015? We asked local executives, investors to weigh in.

    Small business advice: Lessons from the Sony cyber hack

    Small business advice: Lessons from the Sony cyber hack

    An attorney specializing in insurance recovery shares some of the most important lessons for employers.

    Wal-Mart signs lease for Skyland Town Center store

    Wal-Mart signs lease for Skyland Town Center store

    Store will be anchor for city’s plan to revitalize shopping center.

    D.C. mayor signs bill to lower capital gains tax for some

    D.C. mayor signs bill to lower capital gains tax for some

    Starting in 2019, investors who live in the District will pay a 3 percent capital gains tax rate on tech investments.

    From our partners

    Deltek: 2014 was a better year for contracting, but outlook for 2015 is uncertain

    It was the first increase in government contract spending since 2010, but some departments are cutting back.

    CoStar: For apartment developers, the focus is on designing to appeal to millennials

    Today’s rental spaces are getting smaller, but have amenities like yoga studios and vegetable gardens.

    Invest it: Take advantage of lower gas prices while you can

    You’ll better off if you invest what you save on gasoline rather than spending it.

    Talent Matters: Four ways to get improved performance

    Employees hate performance reviews and managers are dissatisfied with their review systems, studies show.

    On Leadership

    Anne-Marie Slaughter on forging confidence and a career

    Anne-Marie Slaughter on forging confidence and a career

    If your leadership style doesn’t reflect your personality, it’s not going to work.

    Post 200 2014

    Post 200 2014

    A comprehensive look at the companies and organizations that made this year’s list.

    Top Workplaces 2014

    Top Workplaces 2014

    We surveyed thousands of workers to find the top employers in the D.C. area. Find out who made the cut.

    Workplace

    Business Rx: Start-up wants better service for boaters

    Business Rx: Start-up wants better service for boaters

    Better service in marina management could revolutionize boating. But how can the business get started?

    Career Coach: An inclusive workplace is better for your business

    Career Coach: An inclusive workplace is better for your business

    It’s critical to have leadership that embraces employees of all cultures and backgrounds.

    Job of the Week: SAP subsidiary seeks chief information security officer

    National Security Services is hiring its first CISO to work out of the federal contractor’s office in Herndon.

    @Work Advice: Asking for and protesting raises

    @Work Advice: Asking for and protesting raises

    Accepting a lower salary and wanting to change that; indicating umbrage about co-worker’s compensation

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    Law firms downsize and modernize their space

    Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman both recently moved to smaller and more efficient offices.

    Bringing more of Big Washington to Little Washington

    The man who led the resurgence of Logan Circle is investing in the town in hopes of remaking it into a vibrant tourist destination.

    An office built with millennials in mind

    Accenture’s Arlington office has a heavy emphasis on flexibility, mobility and connectivity.

    Washington area stock index

    Who are the winners and losers in the local Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland public trade markets? Check the Bloomberg Washington D.C. Area Stock Index for up to date performance measures.

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