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The Economics Club of Hampton Roads is an organization for business and government executives and community leaders who share an interest in the practical implications of economic principles, trends and events. It was established in 1991 as a community service by Old Dominion University's former President, James V. Koch, and is administered by the Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, under the supervision of an elected board.


Everyone is invited to join who would enjoy the opportunity to hear timely, varied and valuable presentations from nationally known experts as well as regional business leaders. Except for the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, programs are not normally open to the general public. However, members are encouraged to bring guests. Many members find it useful to bring clients and customers to club programs.

Corporate membership is also available, enabling organizations to send up to three individuals to each program.


In addition to the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, which includes a morning program with forecasts of the global, national and Hampton Roads economies, the club organizes at least seven other major programs, normally luncheons, each year. They feature top speakers on economic and business issues, especially those which most directly impact the Hampton Roads economy.


Individual membership dues are $250 per year, which covers the cost of all club luncheons and other activities. Guests cost $40 each per luncheon.

Corporate membership dues are $575 per year, which covers as many as three people at each function. Additional guests cost $40 each per luncheon.

Dues are used to help offset the cost of food, club administration,  honoraria and travel expenses for speakers.


Companies may sponsor individual functions to which they would like to bring large numbers of employees or guests. Contact the Executive Director for details.


Board members (PDF)

Contact information

Membership forms (PDF)

Speakers & dates listing (PDF)

Economics Club Presentation Archives