2018 State of the Commonwealth Report
2017 was the first year since 2006 that each of Virginia’s metropolitan areas exhibited positive economic growth from the preceding year. The uneven economic performance of Virginia’s metros cannot easily be attributed to one specific factor. The challenge is how to stimulate development in all areas of the Commonwealth.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 2: Moving Forward: Growth Improves for Virginia's Metropolitan Areas" (2018). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 29.