Oran Safety Glass Contributed $400m to the Virginia Economy
Oran Safety Glass’s manufacturing facility in Emporia had an economic impact (increase in GDP) of more than $400 million, according to research conducted by The Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University. The economic impact study is part of a series of research reports analyzing the contribution of companies brought to Virginia by the Virginia Israel Advisory Board.
Professor Robert McNab, the Director of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University, conducted the research. Professor McNab is a member of the Joint Advisory Board of Economists of the Commonwealth of Virginia (appointed by Governor Northam) and a member of the Survey of Professional Forecasters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.