When it comes to economic development in Virginia, there is a lot to celebrate, Stephen Moret, CEO and President of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), said at the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity.
And the good news is that it does include rural Virginia, too.
VEDP’s transformational goals for the Commonwealth, Moret said, call for robust state growth where every region i...
Workforce and natural resources. Those key topics and ways to grow rural Virginia were among the discussion at the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity thanks to Joshua Saks, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources, and Dr. Brian O. Hemphill, Radford President.
Virginia is where commercial agriculture and forestry started in the nation.
Today it creates 450,000 jobs across the Commonwealth and during the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity, a panel, moderated by The Honorable Bettina Ring, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, dug in to discuss the impact of agriculture and innovations in that sector and its impact on rural Virginia.
What does rural Virginia have going for it when it comes to growing business in the Commonwealth? According to the powerful panel featuring entrepreneurs at the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity, chief among the selling points for rural Virginia is that businesses WANT to be located in small communities because people want to LIVE in small, rural communities and benefit from the quality o...