Virginia legislators are set to approve a $107 billion budget Friday evening as the 2017 legislative session heads toward the finish line.
Teachers, college faculty and the Virginia Capitol Police would get pay raises under a budget deal negotiators for the House of Delegates and Senate reached Wednesday.
The Southern Virginia GO Steering Committee successfully submitted its “Intent To Form” application to seek approval of council membership for the Region 3 Council for GO Virginia on Feb.15.
A new council is bringing leaders in education, government and business together to help grow the economy in Central Virginia.
We have finished day 31 of this year’s 46-day session. Two major deadlines passed this week – cross over and the vote each chamber’s budget.
Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors heard good news on Feb. 7 about several key bills being considered by the Virginia General Assembly in its 2017 session that concludes this month in Richmond.
Twenty-eight local business leaders have been identified to serve on the Northern Virginia Regional Council of GO Virginia. Adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and Gov. Terry McAuliffe, GO Virginia is a business-led, bipartisan initiative aimed at providing a new framework for strengthening the economy in each region of the state through collaboration among members of the business, education and local government communities.
The roots of any culture can be learned and practiced at the dinner table. As Richmond’s Hispanic population grew during the 1990s, it was fitting that a restaurant would become a second home and gathering place for immigrants.
The local chapter of a new statewide economic planning association will host its first meeting at the University of Virginia Research Park next week.
More pay for public employees is the bottom line in the budget proposals that will emerge in the General Assembly today.
The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations proposed an amended two-year state budget Sunday that includes no tax or fee increases, takes steps to secure the future of state employees, and makes strategic investments in K-12 and higher education.
Today, we run a “help wanted” ad. Not over in the classifieds, but here.
It’s not one we’ve been asked to run, but we believe democracy requires full participation from all sectors of society, so here goes.
A state board is looking for 20 to 25 people to serve on a regional economic development council.
The new leader of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership is promising reforms at the beleaguered agency and an economic growth strategy that won’t leave any region of the state behind.
The Southern Virginia Steering Committee leading the launch of the Region 3 Council for GoVirginia will hold a community information meeting Wednesday to encourage those interested to learn more about how to participate in the initiative.
Gregory H. Wingfield saw the signs of trouble ahead for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership about five years ago, when the regional economic development agency he led gradually stopped relying on the state to identify promising business prospects for localities in the Richmond area.
Overcoming a more than $1 billion budget shortfall will be a top priority for the Virginia General Assembly its 2017 legislative session convenes on Jan. 11.
It’s time for a “fundamental reset” for the way Virginia’s colleges and universities think about economic development, John O. “Dubby” Wynne told the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) board yesterday.
Where you sit makes a difference in what you see, at least when it comes to the Virginia General Assembly, Newport News Shipbuilding’s government relations manager Tom Cosgrove has found.
A free 90-minute community information session will be held in Danville to help launch a regional council for a new state-financed economic development initiative.
In the odd years in Virginia, look to the budget and the calendar when it comes to the General Assembly session.
Virginia has fallen behind our peers in economic growth, economic development, and job creation.
Richmond just got bigger in the eyes of corporate business leaders in Washington and Baltimore.
A 13-county, three-city stretch of far Southwest Virginia will soon have a regional coalition of business leaders and others teamed up to promote private-sector economic development.
Can Hampton Roads become known as a high-paying jobs center for industries outside of defense spending?
Local economic development officials are working with colleagues to the north to create the framework for a new, state-funded regional economic initiative driven by private-sector leaders.