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The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to work together with Bristol, Virginia, on economic development.
City leaders expect to establish new cooperation with their counterparts in Washington County, Va., tonight in the name of economic development.
Unemployment rates are down in Virginia, and so are the value of products. Business leaders say that reflects a lack of high-wage jobs. A new state initiative is expected to change that.
Business leaders from across the region gathered July 27 with representatives of Blueprint Virginia and GO Virginia to discuss how to help Virginia’s economy at a Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce-hosted event.
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce leaders put the focus on the statewide economy yesterday, and the bigger picture isn’t a pretty as Loudoun’s.
In Bristol, Virginia, nearly half of all households struggle with poverty. About 20 percent of these people fall below the federal poverty line and receive assistance. Another 25 percent quietly struggle day in and day out to purchase food, care for their children and get necessary medical treatment.
Some people in Southern Virginia need an attitude adjustment if the region’s economy is ultimately to thrive again, business people said during a forum Thursday morning.
In 44 states, jobs paying roughly $30,000 were among those that got the largest salary bumps since 2010 — evidence that the steady but modest economic growth of the past half-decade may be reaching people at the bottom of the income ladder.
The Virginia initiative for Growth and Opportunity, GO Virginia, held its first of five public meetings June 28 on the RCC Glenns campus.
County officials from across Southwest Virginia want solutions for the lack of jobs in the area, and they are looking to the region’s legislators for answers.
Tracy and Sarah Wilkins of Radford have received the 12th annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. They were nominated for the award by New River Community College.
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council announced Monday the Southside Planning District Commission has been selected to serve as the Region 3 Support Organization and Fiscal Agent.
What should this region do to help attract higher-paying jobs to this region? The Mary Ball Washington Regional Council, part of the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region (GO Virginia), has hired Mangum Economics to develop an economic growth and diversification plan.
The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region, known as GO Virginia, is a statewide effort to create more higher-paying jobs throughout Virginia through business-led regional collaboration.
GO Virginia, the initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through business-led regional collaboration, continues to show significant progress as the Board today approved regional council budgets submitted by the nine GO Virginia regions
At the May meeting IDA Executive Director Joan Moore said she attended a meeting of Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council recently. Ray Thomas also attended the meeting. GO Virginia is the commonwealth’s emerging economic development initiative.
A new economic initiative took up only a few lines in this year’s budget bill, but its impact is galvanizing hundreds of business leaders around Virginia. Momentum behind the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region — GO Virginia — is accelerating rapidly. The initiative encourages regional cooperation on economic development projects ranging from joint site development to workforce programs aimed at closing the skills gap.
Halifax County Industrial Development Authority members participated in a detailed review on prospects and marketing clients behind closed doors Friday morning during their regular monthly meeting held at the Southern Virginia Technology Park in South Boston.
What will it take for the communities of Hampton Roads to recognize that cooperation sets the stage for a more promising future? It’s a question as old as the area itself, a tension that sits at the heart of so many important public decisions. About how to tackle transportation and economic development and even entertainment resources.
The Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) Community Relations (COMREL) Council held its second quarter meeting May 17 at the High Tides on the Potomac restaurant, in Colonial Beach, Va., where updates to the civilian and military leadership from both sides of the river included an overview of the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren 100th Anniversary, the most recent changes to the Harry W. Nice Bridge replacement project and an introduction to the “GO Virginia Initiative,” a bipartisan and business-led coalition working to create better business opportunities statewide.
This year, Hampton Roads is expected to finally recover the rest of the 35,000 jobs the region lost during the recession, an Old Dominion University economist said Tuesday.
Economic developers, educators, business owners and others gathered on May 10 at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise to look at ways to improve Southwest Virginia’s economy by working together and sharing ideas to boost the region and its people.
Businessman Steve Smith said he doesn’t believe a silver bullet or magic wand will transform Southwest Virginia’s economy into a powerhouse. The magic, Smith said, will come from hard work.
Southwest Virginia is focusing on crucial partnerships to build a diverse economy necessary to supplement coal and a loss of industry. Community leaders say the result of private investment, higher education, and state resources will be higher-paying jobs in the area.