2022 State of the Region Address


2022 State of the Region Address
Added on October 5, 2022 by Lauren Roberts to Chamber News

2022 State of the Region Address

The State of the Region Address in conjunction with the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy at Old Dominion University was a sold out event full of information regarding how the pandemic continues to shape the economy of our region and the impact of inflation on prospects for future growth.

With a packed house at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Dr. Robert McNab, Professor and Chair, Economics and Director, Dragas Center, Dr. Suzanne Wright, Associate Professor & Chair, School of Nursing and Dr. Tim Komarek, Associate Professor, Economics, all from Old Dominion University presented on the 6 chapters of the State of the Region Report which included:

  1. Inflation, Drones, and the Economy of Hampton Roads
  2. The Rent is Too Damn High: Housing in Hampton Roads
  3. Splish – Splash – Cash: Swimming in Hampton Roads
  4. Does Hampton Roads Have Enough Nurses?
  5. Strangers in a Strange Land: Finding Refuge in Hampton Roads
  6. Perhaps I Won’t Go To Law School After All: The Declining Economic Fortunes of Lawyers in Hampton Roads

Our expert presenters covered all aspects of the state of the Hampton Roads economy; the good and the areas where we are aiming to improve.

We wish to thank our presenters from ODU and greatly appreciate the partnership with the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy for putting on today’s event.

We also want to thank our State of the Region Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Sentara Healthcare/Optima Health

Silver Sponsors: Dominion Energy, The Franklin Johnston Group, Langley Federal Credit Union, Old Point, Truist, Virginia Natural Gas

Bronze Sponsors: Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Damuth Trane, Virginia Beach Convention Center
AV Sponsor: Elite AV

View the digital State of the Region Report: SOR2022-FINAL090622.pdf (ceapodu.com)

View the WTKR Livestream: Annual State of the Region released by ODU, read the full report here (wtkr.com)