Blueprint Virginia

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As Virginians prepare to elect a new Governor in 2017, the time is right to update the Virginia Chamber’s long-term statewide economic development plan, Blueprint Virginia, and establish ambitious policy goals for growth. Over the next year, we will once again convene Virginia’s regional leaders and industry experts to analyze state and regional economies and identify specific economic drivers. We announced the launch of Blueprint Virginia 2025 at our Economic Summit on December 2nd, 2016 in Williamsburg, and plan to to present the finished product to our next governor following the 2017 election.



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Blueprint Virginia 2025 Regional Meetings

Roanoke, VA – December 6, 2016 – Roanoke Regional Roll-out, State of the Commonwealth and Blueprint Virginia – hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Northern Virginia – December 13, 2016 – Northern Virginia Roll-out, State of the Commonwealth and Blueprint Virginia – hosted by the Fairfax County Economic Development Association and LMI

Lynchburg, VA – December 15, 2016 – Lynchburg Region Roll-out, State of the Commonwealth and Blueprint Virginia – hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

Lynchburg, VA – March 2, 2017 – hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance in partnership with the Altavista Chamber, Ameherst County Chamber, Appomattox Chamber, Bedford Area Chamber, and Smith Mountain Lake Chamber

Harrisonburg, VA – March 16, 2017 – hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

Fredericksburg, VA – March 21, 2017 – hosted by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Charlottesville, VA – March 23, 2017 – hosted by the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce

Culpeper, VA – March 29, 2017 – hosted by the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce

Reston, VA – March 30, 2017 – hosted by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Petersburg, VA – April 4, 2017 – hosted by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce, the Dinwiddie Chamber of Commerce, the Crater Planning District Commission, the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce and Virginia’s Gateway Region

Buena Vista, VA – April 7, 2017 – hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Serving Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County

Farmville, VA – April 10, 2017 – hosted by the Farmville Chamber of Commerce

Chesterfield, VA – April 13, 2017 – hosted by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Danville, VA – April 18, 2017 – hosted by the Danville-Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce, the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce

South Hill, VA – April 18, 2017 – hosted by Mecklenburg County Public Schools – please RSVP to Paula Giammetteo at pgiammatteo@mcpsweb.org or 434-738-6111 by April 10

Hampton Roads, VA – May 16, 2017 – hosted by the Hampton Roads Chamber

Roanoke, VA – May 18, 2017Business Summit hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Prince William, VA – May 18, 2017 – hosted by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Bristol, VA – May 23, 2017 hosted by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Blacksburg, VA – May 31, 2017 – hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Smithfield, VA – June 6, 2017 – hosted by the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Williamsburg, VA – June 28, 2017 – hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance

Hampton, VA – August 2, 2017 – hosted by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

We are continuing to add regional meetings to this list. If you do not see your area represented and would like more information about a meeting in your area, please contact Samantha Quig at s.quig@vachamber.com.


 

The History of Blueprint Virginia

Blueprint Virginia is a comprehensive initiative to provide business leadership, direction and long-range economic development planning for Virginia. Over eighteen months from 2013 to 2014, the first Blueprint process engaged business and community leaders from around the Commonwealth to determine top priorities for strengthening Virginia’s economic competitiveness.

Regional briefings were held in more than 30 communities where hundreds of Virginia citizens voted on priority issues for their region and the state. We collaborated with more than 300 organizations and over 7,000 participants to develop Blueprint Virginia: A Business Plan for the Commonwealth that provides our elected officials and private sector leaders the tools to improve our competitiveness and long-term prosperity.

Blueprint Virginia serves as the basis for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Agenda, and the Chamber produces an annual report card to inform Virginians how their legislator voted on policies that will improve Virginia’s economic climate.

To improve our competitive business climate, the Chamber has identified fundamental principles for success in key areas such as education, workforce training, economic development, transportation, health care, technology and innovation, energy, manufacturing, environment and military and veterans affairs. We believe that we can in fact stimulate the economy, create new jobs and make Virginia the best place to live, work and do business. These objectives are embodied in this publication.

View of a copy of the first Blueprint here.