The COVID-19 pandemic impacted so many aspects of our lives, including our jobs and bank accounts. Now, there's hope as Hampton Roads slowly returns to normal. But history shows it won't be easy.
Dan investigated the region's slow recovery after the Great Recession, the reasons behind the stunted growth, and how local leaders are reacting now to avoid a repeat. He also looked into racial disparities that could cause some members of the community to be left behind during the economic recovery.
This 30-minute special aired May, 27, 2021, the day before Virginia lifted its final COVID-19 restrictions.
Reporter/producer: Dan Kennedy
Executive producer: Emily Denman
Photographer: Nehemiah Bell
Director: Alan Fox