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.
In the next 90 days, a new regional council has to produce a plan to make the economy GO in the extended Richmond region. The 20-member council, which met in Henrico County for the first time on Wednesday, is the last of nine regional councils to convene to carry out the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Act, better known as GO Virginia, a new economic development model pushed by corporate leaders and partly funded by $28 million from the state.
Business professionals, civic leaders, government officials and citizens convened at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Wednesday for a day dedicated to the future of Southwest Virginia’s economy.
At the second annual Southwest Virginia Economic Forum, Stephen Moret, head of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, shared the future he envisions for the largely rural, often-overlooked corner of the state.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the 2017 Southwest Virginia Economic Forum on Wednesday. The site of the event, the David J. Prior Convocation Center, will open at 8 a.m. with sponsor and poster exhibits along with registration, networking and a continental breakfast sponsored by Belcher Insurance Agency.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., GO Virginia Board Member Steve Smith, President and CEO of K-VA-T Food Stores, will address SWVA Economic Forum attendees regarding Region 1 population trends, income, employment, and labor force data, and the economic challenges that face the region.
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council will hold a series of advisory committee meetings during May and June for the purpose of soliciting input from its advisory committees for the development of the region’s growth and diversification plan.
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council and its advisory committees will hold a public meeting on from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
If you ask state or local government policy-makers what keeps them up at night, they’ll consistently point out two troubling trends. First, planning and policy-making are getting harder.
The Growth and Opportunity Board conducted a successful Orientation Conference today for over 300 attendees representing the nine GO Virginia regional councils, their support organizations, interested parties, and public officials.
The GO Virginia board is pleased to announce that it will join the Department of Housing and Community Development to host the GO Virginia Orientation Summit on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.
GO Virginia, the initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through business-led regional collaboration, continues to show significant progress with a number of program milestones reviewed at today’s meeting of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board.
The Southern Go Virginia Region 3 Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 11 at noon, which will follow the region’s executive committee meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Fauquier has two representatives on a new council designed to encourage regional cooperation — rather than competition — for economic development.
The $28 million taxpayer-funded effort to attract higher-paying jobs to the state got its local start Tuesday. A little more than 20 of the 27 members of GO Virginia’s newly formed Hampton Roads Regional Council attended the group’s inaugural meeting, electing executives from the law firm Williams Mullen and financial institution TowneBank to lead it.
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 11, beginning at noon. The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet prior to the full council at 10:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the offices of MidAtlantic Broadband, 1100 Confroy Drive, South Boston.
Folks involved with the private sector are trying to grow different kinds of businesses in Virginia, and people in the Valley are jumping on board.
Last week, the GO Virginia regional council for the Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg region had its official kickoff, and the excitement in the room was evident from the beginning.
Ask anyone who’s been around here a few years how long they’ve been hearing about “regionalism” and its potential to bring economic prosperity, and you’ll likely get the answer: For-ev-er.
Some of the most influential business leaders between Lynchburg and Blacksburg met in Roanoke Thursday to chart a new direction for the region’s economy.
A regional council composed of business, education, elected officials and other sectors has been created in the Shenandoah Valley to lead the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity.