Why D.C. and Maryland still think they need more retail

The Washington region has become one of the hottest areas for retailers in recent years, with new restaurants considered among the nation’s best, a slate of tony downtown shops at CityCenterDC and a glut of Whole Foods stores on the way.

Why then, are District officials — along with representatives of Prince George’s County and the state of Maryland — in Las Vegas this week pitching their jurisdictions to chain retailers?

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