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This study evaluates the economic contribution that James Madison University makes to the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Area and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Publication Date:
August 15 2016
Post date: May 15 2016
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Loudoun County, located in the heart of Virginia Horse Country, is widely known as a premier horse community. In the most recent comprehensive statewide horse inventory, it ranked first among Virginia localities in the number of horses. In another Virginia horse industry study, Loudoun County was found to host the largest number of horse shows and competitions in the state.  

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April 26 2016
Post date: April 26 2016
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Precast concrete products are important building components for Virginia’s construction industry. Precast concrete products are widely used in transportation, water, wastewater and storm water, and building construction projects.

Publication Date:
March 10 2016
Post date: March 10 2016
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Botetourt County, Virginia is a predominantly rural county in the Roanoke, Virginia metropolitan area that has evolved into a bedroom community for the nearby cities of Roanoke and Salem.  This study examines characteristics and trends for the Botetourt County economy with special attention to the farm sector.

Publication Date:
February 10 2016
Post date: February 10 2016
Non Staff Authors:
Deborah Rexrode
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Virginia’s dairy industry plays an important part in the Virginia economy. The industry includes not only dairy cattle farming and milk production but also closely connected milk processing such as fluid milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, and dried and condensed milk product manufacturing.

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October 1 2015
Post date: October 1 2015
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This study examines the cost of community services for land use categories in Fauquier County, Virginia for FY 2014.

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August 27 2015
Post date: October 30 2015

Presentation by Economist Terry Rephann on Roanoke Metropolitan Area economic activity.

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May 14 2015
Post date: May 14 2015
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Recent Virginia governors have made strong progress in reforming laws regarding the restitution of voting rights for felons and ex-felons. But the denial of voting rights for people with felony convictions in Virginia and other states still disproportionately affects black citizens.

Publication Date:
January 20 2015
Post date: January 20 2015
Non Staff Authors:
Helen A. Gibson
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Periodical

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Charlottesville Region is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “create simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with low income families and the communities of Greater Charlottesville.” Since the early 1990s Habitat has helped more than 140 local, low-income families build and purchase homes and has several new subdivision projects in the ac

Publication Date:
January 8 2015
Post date: January 8 2015
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This study describes the contribution of the agriculture and forestry industries to Virginia’s
economy. The study relies on both published and unpublished data as well as literature that
address trends in the agriculture and forestry industries. It makes use of input-output analysis

Publication Date:
December 10 2014
Post date: September 8 2008
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This report describes and summarizes a series of community meetings concerning the feasibility of creating a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program for Albemarle County, Virginia.

Publication Date:
December 10 2014
Post date: May 11 2009
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This study describes the contribution of the agriculture and forestry
industries to Virginia's economy.  It makes use of input-output
analysis to identify agriculture and forestry backward and forward
linkages to other industries and institutions.  It also provides
separate estimates of agriculture and forest impacts, impacts by

Publication Date:
September 18 2014
Post date: August 27 2014
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This study examines the economic impacts of a proposed Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center to be located in northeastern Wythe County, Virginia.  The facility is expected to host a variety of shows and events including equestrian activities, livestock events, sports competitions, and entertainment and consumer shows.

Publication Date:
July 18 2014
Post date: July 18 2014
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By large margins, Virginians don’t like the idea of politicians creating their own legislative districts. The once-a-decade exercise known as redistricting, which next rolls around in 2021, is a powerful tool for lawmakers to keep themselves and their party in office. When a district is obviously drawn just for that purpose, the process is known as gerrymandering.

Publication Date:
June 30 2014
Post date: June 27 2014
Non Staff Authors:
Benjamin M. Harris, Stephen J. Farnsworth
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Presentation on the economic impact of Fauquier County agriculture sector presented to the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors on June 12, 2014.

Publication Date:
June 19 2014
Post date: June 19 2014
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This study describes the agricultural sector in Fauquier County and gauges the contribution that it makes to the county economy. The study takes a comprehensive approach to measuring the economic contribution of agriculture.

Publication Date:
June 19 2014
Post date: June 19 2014
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This is the thirty-second edition of the Cooper Center annual publication on tax rates levied by Virginia local governments. In addition to information about tax rates, the publication contains details about tax administration, valuation methods and due dates. There is also information on water and sewer rates, waste disposal charges and numerous other aspects of local government finance.

Publication Date:
February 11 2014
Post date: January 14 2014
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Presentation to the Virginia Forestry Association Board of Directors on forest industry economic characteristics, trends, and economic impacts.

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November 7 2013
Post date: October 28 2013
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This study examines the effect of the public higher education sector on Virginia's economy.  It is an update of a study conducted four years ago.  The study is based on new information made available since the last study and contains some methodological refinements and utilizes new Virginia-specific data sources to further improve the accuracy of the results.  The study provides a full acc

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September 23 2013
Post date: September 18 2013
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This study examines the determinants of recreation participation, intensity, and venue choice in Virginia.  The study has several components. It reviews literature in economics and leisure science on recreation demand and recreation participation choices. It assesses different categories of population-based methods to project outdoor recreation needs.

Publication Date:
August 29 2013
Post date: May 23 2012
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This study examines trends in the Danville metropolitan area economy with particular attention to the changing size and composition of the agribusiness sector.

Publication Date:
August 29 2013
Post date: February 18 2013
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This study evaluates the interment needs of Virginia's veterans and assesses progress made since a report, Meeting the Memorial Needs of Virginia Veterans: An Analysis of Existing and Proposed Cemetery Sites, was published in 2007. It describes various changes that have occurred since that report, including changes in U.S.

Publication Date:
August 29 2013
Post date: August 14 2013
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This study evaluates the interment needs of Virginia's veterans and assesses progress made since a report, Meeting the Memorial Needs of Virginia Veterans: An Analysis of Existing and Proposed Cemetery Sites, was published in 2007. It describes various changes that have occurred since that report, including changes in U.S.

Publication Date:
August 22 2013
Post date: August 21 2013
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This study evaluates the interment needs of Virginia's veterans and assesses progress made since a report, Meeting the Memorial Needs of Virginia Veterans: An Analysis of Existing and Proposed Cemetery Sites, was published in 2007. It describes various changes that have occurred since that report, including changes in U.S.

Publication Date:
August 14 2013
Post date: August 13 2013
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Presentation to the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers, 58th VAAO Education Seminar in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 17, 2013.

Publication Date:
July 17 2013
Post date: July 16 2013
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Presentation to the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on January 2nd on the subject of U.S., Virginia, and Fluvanna County economy.

Publication Date:
June 20 2013
Post date: January 1 2013
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Presentation by economist Terry Rephann at the 2nd Annual "State of Asian Business Entrepreneurship" Forum in Richmond, Virginia on May 23, 2013.

Publication Date:
May 24 2013
Post date: May 23 2013
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Presentation by economist Terry Rephann to the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce on Roanoke region economic trends.

Publication Date:
December 14 2012
Post date: June 1 2011
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A presentation given to the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Public Service Training Program by economist Terry Rephann on the Fiscal Cliff and its effect on Virginia's and Thomas Jefferson Planning District's economies.

Publication Date:
December 14 2012
Post date: December 12 2012
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Dental health across the U.S. has improved steadily in recent years and most Virginians receive more frequent preventive care than the national average. But some segments of Virginia’s population have clearly been left behind in access to dental care, according to the authors, Terance Rephann and Tanya Wanchek.

Publication Date:
October 24 2012
Post date: August 7 2012
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