The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2016
Our regional economy is on track in 2016 to record a “real” (after inflation) economic growth rate of only 1.20 percent – well below our 2.60 percent average economic growth rate over the past 30 years. We have yet to recover all of the jobs we lost in the Great Recession. The outlook for 2017 is not much better.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 1: Life in the Slower Lane: The Hampton Roads Economy" (2016). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 20.