2019 State of the Commonwealth Report
In fiscal year 2018, federal government awards in Virginia totaled $109 billion, or $12,866 per Virginian. The Commonwealth’s economy is fueled, for better or worse, by spending decisions in the halls of Congress and the White House. We explore how the federal government spends money in Virginia and highlight procurement spending in the state’s metropolitan areas. We also look back at the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011 on the economies of Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Federal Spending in the Commonwealth: A Primer" (2019). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 35.