The Virginia Chamber Foundation is pleased to formally release the dates and open registration for the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour.
Those who register will be invited to participate in the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour survey. As part of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 development process, the Virginia Chamber Foundation has announced it will host a series of virtual meetings throughout Virginia, in partnership with its network of local, regional, and other chambers of commerce; and GO Virginia and VEDA. These meetings will serve to foster greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives from across the Commonwealth to provide input for Virginia’s next statewide strategic plan.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear directly from Barry DuVal for an economic update and overview of the Blueprint Virginia 2030 process. Participants will also hear from representatives of GO Virginia and VEDA for a regional presentation. The initial results for the Regional Tour survey will be reviewed during each meeting. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to participate in an open dialogue to discuss policy recommendations for the final plan.
PARTICIPATE IN THE REGIONAL SURVEYS:
Region 1 consists of the cities of Bristol, Galax, and Norton; and the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.
Region 2 consists of the cities of Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem; and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
Region 3 consists of the cities of Danville and Martinsville; and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward.
Region 4 consists of the cities Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond; and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.
Region 5 consists of the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; and the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York.
Region 6 consists of the city of Fredericksburg; and the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland.
Region 7 consists of the cities Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park; and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.
Region 8 consists of the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester; and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren
Region 9 consists of the city of Charlottesville; and the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Please Note: Registration for the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour is Free
Step One: Follow this link to confirm which GO Virginia region you are located in. Statewide leaders and businesses, associations, and organization that operate in more than one region are encouraged to participate in the full meeting schedule.
Step Two: After confirming your region, click on the link below for the Blueprint Virginia 2030 event(s) in which you wish to participate
Step Three: Once registration is complete, you will receive an email containing the link to join by Zoom Webinar.
For questions, please contact: EventsTeam@vachamber.com
MAP OF GO VIRGINIA REGIONS:
Additional Information on Blueprint Virginia 2030
In 2013 and 2017, the Virginia Chamber produced Blueprint Virginia and Blueprint Virginia 2025: A Business Plan for the Commonwealth. The goal of Blueprint Virginia was to create a long-term statewide economic development plan that would transcend gubernatorial terms and reflect the consensus of Virginia’s business community. As Virginians prepare to elect a new Governor in November, we believe that the time is right to update Blueprint Virginia and set even more ambitious policy goals to achieve long-term economic growth. We must be pro-active and remain vigilant as our Commonwealth works to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the next year, we will call upon Virginia’s regional leaders and industry experts to analyze state and regional economies and identify specific economic drivers.
We encourage all business, economic development, and workforce and education leaders to participate in the Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour.
More information on the Blueprint Virginia 2030 development process can be found by visiting, www.vachamber.com/blueprint-virginia