2017-04-07 08.43.58

B@B: Blueprint Virginia

Business Leaders from Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County Vote on Regional Economic Priorities for Blueprint Virginia 2025

Buena Vista – Business leaders gathered Friday, April 7 for an update on Virginia’s business climate from representatives of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and to give their input on economic priorities to be include in the Chamber’s long-term jobs plan, Blueprint Virginia 2025. The Virginia Chamber is holding regional meetings across Virginia this Spring and Summer, with the goal of putting together a unified business plan for Virginia to present to the next governor. Sixty business leaders provided their feedback Friday morning at Southern Virginia University.

Speaking about the event, Executive Vice President of the Virginia Chamber Ryan Dunn said, “We appreciate the Chamber serving Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County for hosting this event and for the valuable input their members provided. When we present the final plan to our next governor in December, it will have the fingerprints of these area business leaders on it. The community leaders who participated in the Blueprint process recognize that the business community has a responsibility for our economic future in Virginia.”

Participants voted on their priorities in education and workforce, energy, healthcare, tax reform, Virginia’s legal climate, transportation and helping veterans transition to civilian employment. The Chamber also encourages those who weren’t able to participate in the polling to share their ideas for improving Virginia’s economic climate by filling out a brief survey at https://www.vachamber.com/blueprint-virginia/

The final Blueprint document will be released and presented to the next governor at the Chamber’s annual economic summit December 1 in Williamsburg.

About the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 26,000 members. The Chamber is the leading non-partisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas at the state and federal level to be a force for long-term economic growth in the Commonwealth. Learn more at www.vachamber.com

Contact:

Paul Logan

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

804-237-1454 (o)

p.logan@vachamber.com