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Entrepreneurs at the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity

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 of life rural Virginia offers.

Thank you all for sharing your experience, advice and stories.


Hosted by the Virginia Rural Center, the 2019 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity took place Sept. 23-24, 2019 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and brought together state, business, and civic leaders to explore the future of rural Virginia. In addition to Governor Ralph Northam, other featured speakers included legislators from across the Commonwealth, Secretariats, business owners, educators and economic developers. Attendees came from 59 different counties across the Commonwealth, six different states and DC.

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