Author Archives: Christine Chmura

About Christine Chmura

Christine Chmura is president and chief economist at Chmura Economics & Analytics. She can be reached at (804) 649-3640 or at chris@chmuraecon.com.

Increased military spending could benefit Virginia’s economy

Virginia stands to receive more benefit than any other state in the country under the president’s plan to increase military spending. In President Trump’s address to Congress last week, his plan “calls for one of the largest increases in national … Continue reading

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Economic Impact: President-elect Trump’s plans should support economic growth

Based on the increase in stock prices since the election, investors believe the Trump administration is going to usher in faster economic growth. Are they being too optimistic? Tax cuts for individuals and corporations, which is a key component of … Continue reading

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Economic Impact: Signs in the economy show presidential race is too close to call

( Editor’s note: This year’s election is certainly one that we won’t soon forget, even if we want to! This column was written two weeks ago.) With the election less than a month away, pundits are providing a variety of … Continue reading

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Economic Impact: Are Having Work Credentials Worth It?

Having the right credentials is getting an increasing amount of attention among firms and job seekers. Businesses want to know that prospective employees have the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform a job. Job seekers want to stand out … Continue reading

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Federal Spending Significantly Impacts Virginia

The federal government spends billions of dollars buying goods and services from private sector firms each year. Just as the fortunes of businesses dependent on federal spending ebb and flow with federal budgets, so do the budgets of the states … Continue reading

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