"The Weldon Cooper website gets to the heart of the matter: 'The large number of graduating students from areas such as Southwest Virginia and Southside is promising; however, the degree to which these students return to these regions is small.'"
The Roanoke Times
"The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia recently posted an excellent discussion of these trends on its statchatva.org site"
"If you want to really understand the State of the Commonwealth, we refer you to the latest population estimates from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. They paint a much truer picture of what’s really happening..."
"Demographer Hamilton Lombard — who grew up in Bath County... — writes on the center’s demography website: 'Most residents moving out of Virginia have been from Northern Virginia where there is a large number of federal employees and contractors and, to a lesser extent, from Hampton Roads where there is a significant defense department presence.'"