[From the introductory material]
This is Old Dominion University’s 20th annual State of the Region Report. While it represents the work of many people connected in various ways to the university, the report does not constitute an official viewpoint of Old Dominion, its president, John R. Broderick, the Board of Visitors, the Strome College of Business or the generous donors who support the activities of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.
While the enthusiasm we have for our work remains high, it has been dampened by the recent passing of George Dragas, the individual most responsible for perceiving the region's need for the report and procuring the financial support to sustain it. George was a very successful businessman, who simultaneously exhibited marvelous foresight and a keen sense of civic duty. Without George and his family, there would be no State of the Region Report and no Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy. We and the Hampton Roads community are indebted to him.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University; Agarwal, Vinod; Blake, Barbara; Crouson, Ethan; Daniel, Steve; Gregory, Addie; Heffelfinger, William; Jain, Saloni; Janik, Elizabeth; Johnson, Nikki; Karande, Kiran; Koch, James V.; Komarek, Timothy M.; Lian, Feng; Lomax, Sharon; McLeod, George; Molinaro, Janet; O'Hallarn, Brendan; Park, Bailey; Steinhilber, Emily; Walker, Jay; White, Hannah; and McNab, Robert M., "The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2019" (2019). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 166.