The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2007
Private-sector shipbuilding and repair is big business in Hampton Roads and accounts, directly and indirectly, for about 15 percent of the total value of the region’s economic activity. More than 160 ship construction and repair firms in the area employ approximately 24,600 people, whose typical compensation is one-third above the regional average.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 2: Hidden in Plain Sight: The Ship Repair Industry in Hampton Roads" (2007). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 99.