James V. Koch         

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Media Pieces and Coverage

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Koch: Better times are on the way for Virginia, RIchmond Times, Dec. 3, 2015

Maximizing the ROI on Investments in Human Capital, Bacon's Rebellion, Oct. 12, 2015
Koch: A few takeaways from State of the Region, Virginian Pilot, Oct. 6, 2015

As the nation's economic engine hums, Hampton Roads has stalled, Virginian Pilot, Oct. 7, 2015

ODU report pooh-poohs casinos, but we shouldn't leave the table yet, Virginian Pilot, Oct. 8, 2015

State of the Region 2015 shows room for improvement, WAVY 10, Oct. 6, 2015

Despite ODU profs' report, our cities more likely to compete than cooperate, Virginian Pilot, Sept. 22, 2015

The Case for a Regional Approach to Economic Development, Bacon's Rebellion, Sept. 21, 2015

Report: Hampton Roads workers treat region like one city; governments do not, Daily Press, Sept. 16, 2015

STUDY: Tunnel Tolls are hurting Portsmouth Badly Virginian Pilot, May 16, 2015

Overcoming the Inertia of Higher Education
 Richmond Times Dispatch, May 23, 2014

Report: Region's economy slows, but it could be worse Opinion, The Virginian-Pilot, October 2, 2013

A second recession for Hampton Roads?

  Opinion, The Virginian-Pilot, February 10, 2013

Report card for Hampton Roads: James Koch edits State of the Region, a 'must read' for state opinion leaders Monarch Magazine, Fall 2012

Report: Less income inequality here than in New York, Virginian Pilot, 8th October, 2012

Prescriptions we need to fill, Virginian Pilot, 7th October, 2012

EVMS among region's most powerful economic engines , EVMS Magazine '12, Vol 4, Number 3

WWII lessons valid 70 years later  Virginian Pilot, 6th May, 2012

EVMS's economic impact jumps 18% to $823.6M, study finds Inside Business, 17th February, 2012

Counting the good done by EVMS Virginia Pilot, 15th February, 2012

EVMS an economic powerhouse in region, study finds 
Virginia Pilot, 14th February, 2012

Economist warns of Hampton Roads' reliance on defense, Virginian Pilot, 5th October, 2011

Down: Costs appear to exceed benefits, Virginian Pilot, 18th October,2010

ODU economist needs armor if he intends to tell the truth, Virginian Pilot, 10th October, 2010

Expert calls for more detailed flood maps, Daily Press, 19th October,2010

Corporate Income Tax, Inside Business, February 11, 2010

The sea is rising and coastal land is sinking, and local leaders should make flooding a priority issue. Daily Press on Sunday, January 31, 2010.    

Hampton Roads’ strengths are also its weaknesses. Inside Business - The Hampton Roads Business Journal, 19 Oct. 2009.

ODU professor: Local economy will bottom out in 2010. Inside Business - The Hampton Roads Business Journal. 06 Jan. 2009.

Let's raise fuel prices, not fuel standards, Daily Press, June 28, 2009

User Fees are Best Way to Go,
Roanoke Times, June 9, 2008

Food Prices are on the Rise. There's Three reasons Why, The Virginian-Pilot, May 11, 2008

A Sensible Tax, Bacon’s Rebellion, January 28, 2008

Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Sport Hidden Costs, The Virginian-Pilot, January 13, 2008

Koch Weighs in on Economy, Chris Flores, Daily Press, November 8, 2007

Foreign Firms Can-And Do-Operate Our Ports Safely, The Virginian-Pilot, June 24, 2007

Business Forum the Most Important Economist You Never Heard Of, The Virginian-Pilot, November 19, 2006

The Economics of Textbook Sales, Daily Press, August 24, 2006

850,000 People Enter the U.S. Illegally Each Year. What Should We Do? The Virginian-Pilot,  July 16,  2006

Gauging Wal-Mart, The Virginian-Pilot, April 9, 2006

Alternative to Gas Price Gouging is Worse, The Virginian-Pilot, October 5, 2005

Reducing Boat Taxes Backfired on Our Localities, Daily Press, September 3, 2005

Region can Withstand Loss of Oceana, The Virginian-Pilot, August 28, 2005

It's Not About the Coffee, Daily Press, August 14, 2005

Taking Our Swing: It's a Strikeout: We Have More Important Things in Invest In, Daily Press, June 20, 2004

The Pros and Cons of Off-Shore Jobs, Daily Press, April 7, 2004

Estimating War's Effect on U.S. Economy, The Virginian-Pilot, February 10, 2003

Transportation Referendum: Vote "Yes" and Avoid "Should-Haves", Daily Press, October 1, 2002