2017 State of the Commonwealth Report
The Commonwealth’s lackluster economic performance in 2016 highlights a lost decade of slow economic growth. The dependence on federal spending presents challenges to stimulating growth when discretionary federal spending is constrained by sequestration. We investigate the reasons for the slow pace of economic activity and ask whether new efforts to spur innovation and entrepreneurship are a step in the right direction.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 1: Waiting for Godot? Virginia Impatiently Anticipates the End of Sequestration" (2017). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 11.