On behalf of the New River-Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Area Consortium Board, the Office of Economic Development is undertaking a skills gap study that could inspire change. In the study area covering Montgomery County south to Bristol, the offices economic development specialists will identify jobs that dislocated workers might be able to move into with minimal training. Read more
Reshoring can work in Virginia
“Reshoring” is the latest term describing the return of manufacturing processes to the United States from overseas.
While much is anecdotal about this trend, research shows potential for the pattern to continue or escalate. Read more
Placing doctors throughout rural Virginia
While the debate rages in Washington on access to health insurance, an important battle is being waged across Virginia: making sure enough physicians, nurses, and other health professionals are willing to live and work in all corners of the commonwealth. Read more
What is STEM-H?
Virginia is below the national average in percentage of graduates who, after high school, earn a credential in a
STEM-H field. (STEM-H stands for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health science.) Read more
The Office of Economic Development helps businesses and communities find their paths to prosperity.
Fueled by a $50,000 National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant, Virginia Tech engineers sprung into action when more than 10,000 gallons of a chemical mixture leaked from a storage tank near Charleston, W.Va., and entered a river upstream of a water-treatment plant in January.
With its strong technology workforce, as well as manufacturing capacity, the commonwealth is well positioned to meet the needs of unmanned aircraft manufacturers.
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