Top 11 Cities for Project Management on A Girls Guide to Project Management, December 9, 2020.
Washington DC area
The DMV (Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia) is one of the biggest markets for project managers in the world. The Washington-Baltimore metro area supports 5 PMI Chapters and the DC Chapter is the largest in the world with over 10,000 members.
There wouldn’t be that concentration of project managers if there wasn’t work to keep them all busy. Here are some of the major projects going on:
- Turning the 11th Street Bridge into an elevated public park at an estimated US$74million
- Renovation of the Lincoln Memorial: This US$25m project will add new services and activate the space below the monument
- Huge multi-hundred thousand US$ investments in retail, residential and commercial buildings, in part to meet the DC housing shortage
- Federal government initiatives
- Health sciences-related projects at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University.
Amazon Web Services is headquartered in the area and Amazon also selected Arlington for its HQ2, so there is a wide range of technical projects happening in the private sector too.
A job search for project managers in the DC metropolitan area shows there are nearly 4,000 openings. With its robust economy and diverse set of industries, there seems to always be work for good project managers, and with salaries for US project managers amongst the highest in the world, it’s a booming city.