Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2003

Publication Title

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2003

Pages

4-31

Abstract

Economically speaking, the 21st century has been a good one for Hampton Roads. By many measures – especially growth in employment and income – Hampton Roads now leads the Commonwealth of Virginia. The war in Iraq had a remarkably small negative impact on the region’s economy. Reversing the trend of the 1990s, defense expenditures have become a more important part of the region’s economy.

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