This presentation was made at the Region 2000 Summit on Age Wave Planning at Lynchburg College on November 20, 2009. It highlights regional characteristics of aging in Virginia over the period 1980-2030, reviews recent economic and planning literature concerned with the regional economic and fiscal impacts of aging, and reports the results of economic simulations of state and Region 2000 aging using REMI PI+ and IMPLAN.
This presentation was made at the 63rd annual meeting of the Association of University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) in Austin, TX on October 18, 2009 as part of a session called “Making University Economic Impact Studies Respectable: Lessons learned since Siegfried, Sanderson and McHenry.” It describes methodological aspects of a statewide study of the economic impact of public higher study conducted at the Weldon Cooper Center for
Every 10 years, a new U.S. census sets the stage for a round of political redistricting in Virginia and the nation. It also brings the likelihood that the boundaries of some newly drawn voting districts will be manipulated in an obvious effort to benefit one political party. This popular but unfair practice is called gerrymandering.
Simply enforcing the law doesn't always stop crime. Trying to prevent crime from ever taking place is another key part of public safety. Virginia state and local officials have increasingly used crime prevention as a tool of law enforcement strategy and have established the state as a national leader in the field, according to this analysis by John G.