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
Northern Neck Diversification
Many communities in the region market themselves to retirees as a way to combat declining population
growth. A region in Virginia that has enjoyed success in attracting this age group is the Northern Neck... 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.
Can the region help its young entrepreneurial population thrive? Money is only one of the essential elements, explains John Provo, director of Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development.
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