The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2015
Investments in early childhood care and preschool programs generate higher rates of return on public dollars than investments in conventional economic development programs that emphasize either attracting new firms, or public-private partnerships to build arenas and hotels.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Early Childhood Care and Education: Should They Be Our No. 1 Economic Development Strategy?" (2015). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 32.