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Ethan Crouson

Business Intelligence Director

Ethan Crouson started with the Hampton Roads Alliance part time in 2022 as a Business Intelligence Analyst before joining staff full time as Business Intelligence Director in January 2023. As Director, Ethan is responsible for utilizing data to provide an understanding about the Hampton Roads business environment to prospective and existing companies as well as Alliance investors. He plays a critical role in the Alliance’s mission to attract and retain jobs, companies, and talent in the region. Responsibilities of the position include the following:  maintaining and updating inventory of market research materials, generating content to support targeted industry-specific business development, assisting external stakeholders with research requests, producing quarterly reports and analyses, and monitoring and reporting on key economic trends impacting the Hampton Roads region.

A native of Chesapeake, Ethan attended Old Dominion University (ODU) where he earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Economics. During Ethan’s time at ODU, he served as a Research Assistant for the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy where he worked under the guidance of Dr. Robert McNab and assisted in writing the acclaimed “State of the Region” and “State of the Commonwealth” annual reports. Prior to joining the Alliance, Ethan spent two years evaluating multi-billion-dollar federal infrastructure plans as an Economist with the Army Corps of Engineers. Ethan currently resides in Norfolk.

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