The COVID-19 pandemic has created new problems for government officials to remedy, but the majority of issues that existed prior to the outbreak are still affecting our society in 2021. In many cases, COVID-19 has actually increased the difficulties surrounding the various initiatives put in place to protect our populations.
Please feel free to join REMI Vice President of Economics & Consulting Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. on Wednesday, February 24th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) as he hosts “State of the Commonwealth,” our special REMI guest webinar that will feature Robert McNab, Ph.D., Director, and Barbara Blake, Ed.D., Chief Administrative Officer, from the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University.
This presentation will review the 2020 State of the Commonwealth Report completed by Old Dominion University before highlighting a collection of topics from their report on the Commonwealth of Virginia. You can access the entire study by clicking here.
Dr. McNab and Dr. Blake are prepared to provide updates on the status of Virginia’s economy while describing how the pandemic has affected the regional metropolitan areas. This discussion will also cover how food insecurity, mental health complications, and the opioid crisis have been exacerbated as COVID-19 continues to impact the commonwealth.