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SPECIAL REPORT: Virginia Society of CPAs’ 2019 Virginia Economic Expectations survey Hampton Roads


We asked fi ve Certifi ed Public Accountants for their take on the state of their region. This is what they had to say. Answers have been edited for length and clarity.


How is the economy faring in your part of the state? Virginia Beach seems to be thriv- ing. New businesses and devel- opment are popping up. We have noticed it is harder to find workers.


What local industry do you think has potential for growth? I think the tourism industry in Virginia Beach still has room for growth. The addition of the new Sports Center being built in Virgin- ia Beach will help with the season- ality aspect of the tourism market.


Lori Overholt, CPA President/chief financial officer


VSA Resorts Virginia Beach


How long have you been living in your region? What are your favorite parts about living and working in the region? I’ve lived in Coastal Virginia most of my life. The thing I love most about Virginia Beach is the people. Because of the military, people move here from all over the country, and it is very diverse. Also, having an ocean outside my office window is amazing.


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What’s the biggest challenge to doing business in your area? The biggest challenges are traffic, affordable housing and workforce development. For our industry, the airport is a huge challenge in our area as there are few direct flights, and it is harder for people to get here.


What impact do you think U.S. trade policy will have on busi- ness?


Like any government policy, some businesses will benefit from the policy, and some will be hurt by it. Businesses will find a way to make it work.


Photo by Mark Rhodes


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