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This is Old Dominion University's second annual "State of the Region" Report. While it represents the work of many individuals connected in various ways to the university, the Report does not constitute an "official" viewpoint of the University, or it's president, Dr. Roseann Runte.

This year's Report was produced with the goal of making Hampton Roads an even better place to live. Those who know and love the region of Hampton Roads frequently boast of its numerous strengths and successes, but we do so with the understanding that it would be possible for us to improve the region's performance in certain areas. However, in order to improve our situation, we must have accurate knowledge about "where we are," and what the policy implications are of the various choices in front of us. This year's Report should be quite helpful in supplying such information. At the end of the day, we hope to have stimulated thought and discussion about things that matter.

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Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University


Norfolk, VA


Hampton Roads per capita income, Major league sports teams and economics, Port of Hampton Roads, African Americans in Hampton Roads, Political clout, Legislative redistricting


Business | Community-Based Research | Regional Economics

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2001