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Dragas Center for Economic Analysis & Policy

The Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University undertakes a wide range of economic, demographic, transportation and defense-oriented studies. For two decades, the center and its predecessors have produced the highly regarded State of the Region Report for Hampton Roads.



Center for Economic Education

The ODU Center for Economic Education conducts training and develops classroom resources for Hampton Roads K-12 teachers, helping them to better integrate economics and financial literacy into their curriculums. The Center for Economic Education also sponsors state-wide programs such as the Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance and the Stock Market Game™ as well as a regional Economic Educator award program for teachers.



Customer Analytics & Strategy Collaboratory

The Customer Analytics and Strategy Collaboratory (CASC) at the Strome College of Business aims to bridge businesses and the academia for collaborative inquiry and educational endeavors on turning customer data into actionable marketing strategy through advanced analytics.



E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate

The ODU Center for Economic Education conducts training and develops classroom resources for Hampton Roads K-12 teachers, helping them to better integrate economics and financial literacy into their curriculums. The Center for Economic Education also sponsors state-wide programs such as the Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance and the Stock Market Game™ as well as a regional Economic Educator award program for teachers.



Insurance & Financial Services Center

The Insurance and Financial Services Center plans an annual career fair, brings speakers to campus, and other campus events for students, industry professionals, and the community; promotes scholarships, internships, career, and industry conference travel opportunities for students; prepares the next generation of talent for careers with majors and minors in risk management and insurance (RMI) and personal financial planning (PFP); sponsors a student club (Gamma Iota Sigma); and funds faculty research.



Maritime Institute

The Maritime Institute provides a focal point for educational services and research programming that is responsive to the port-related needs of Hampton Roads, Virginia and other port-related facilities in the world.



Lumsden Trading Room & Research Lab

The students who take advantaqe of the resources in the Gregory A. Lumsden Trading Room and Research Lab will have an appealing skill to put on their resume. They can even use the lab to earn a Bloomberg Essentials Certificate or prepare for and take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test.



Jensen Communications Lab

The lab, made possible through a gift from George '70 and Linda '72 Jensen, will provide an immersive, technology-rich laboratory and classroom setting for students to learn and develop tools to empower them in the workplace. This lab contains the latest communication technology so that students, no matter their field of business, can be successful.



Thurmond Negotiations Lab

The Thurmond Negotiations Lab was created from the generous donation of Dick Thurmond. A core mission of the Thurmond Negotiations Lab is to provide access to negotiation skills education in underserved Hampton Roads communities. His vision is to empower women through negotiations and we have made his vision central to our core mission.



Hudgins Transitional Entrepreneurship Lab

The Hudgins Transitional Entrepreneurship Lab was created from the generous donation of Marsha K. Hudgins. Our vision is to educate and empower people in the Hampton Roads community to initiate, build, and leverage entrepreneurial ventures to transition their lives and the prospects of underserved communities. We do so through a combination of generating and disseminating research, connecting local entrepreneurial mentors with mentees, and running a series of community workshops.