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A think tank for Virginia government
Contact information
Recent studies and reports

A Think Tank for Virginia Government

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) is the community economic development consulting division of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Center serves multiple stakeholders, providing information systems support, program impact analysis, public policy evaluation, targeted investment models and strategic plans to state agencies, regional and metropolitan organizations, planning districts, cities, counties and towns, as well as businesses and nonprofit organizations. To access CURA’s projects and reports, click here.

CURA engages in long-term, collaborative projects aimed at understanding and analyzing regional and local economies. Its goal is to provide policymakers and stakeholders with the resources to adopt informed decisions. For more information on these projects, click here.

Contact Information:

Center for Urban and Regional Analysis ([email protected])
921 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284
Phone: (804) 828-2274
Email: [email protected]

Recent Reports:

Downtown Hopewell Space Feasibility Study (August 2017)

Understanding the Jobs-Affordable Housing Balance in the Richmond Region (July 2017)

“Second Annual MetroView Development Tracker” (July 2017)

The Impact of Heritage Tourism on the Virginia Economy (February 2017) ‌ 

Evaluation of the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program  (December 2016)

VCU’s Impact on the Region: Talent, Innovation and Collaboration” (December 2016)

Richmond’s Future as a Global Exporter


Confessions of a Buffalo Hunter