Growth & Diversification Plan Input Sessions

Virtual Sessions to Seek Input from Southern Virginia Leaders in Business, Workforce, Education, Non-Profits, Entrepreneurs, and Local Governments

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Members of the public are invited to participate in Zoom sessions to provide input and share views about the current and future state of the Region’s economy.

Your voice is needed! These meetings will foster greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives, and will help shape the strategy of Region 3 for the next several years.

Interested parties may register for any or all of the sessions below; registration is limited to 35 for each session so early registration is encouraged.

While each session will touch on all four strategic investment sectors, each session will also focus on one of the four (workforce, entrepreneurship, scale-up & commercialization, and business-ready sites). Each session will last approximately 90 minutes and registration is required!

For questions, please contact Nancy Pool at

Session Schedule and Registration

Wednesday, May 26, 10:30AM:  Session 1 – Talent & Workforce
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Wednesday, May 26, 2:30PM: Session 2 – Business Ready Sites
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Friday, May 28, 9:00AM:  Session 3 – Scale-Up/Commercialization
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Thursday, June 10, 10:00AM: Session 4 – Entrepreneurship
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Thursday, June 24, 2:00PM: Session 5 – All Topics
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Date TBD: Session 6 – Recap and Results