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Posted on: December 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Interagency Task Force Listening Sessions to Support Economic Development in SWVA

At the direction of the Commonwealth's 2022 budget bill, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is coordinating an Interagency Task Force to review and make recommendations in support of economic development in Southwest Virginia. Findings from the Interagency Task Force will be presented to the General Assembly by June 1, 2023. 

The Taskforce held a kickoff meeting in Abingdon on September 8 and will meet again to review input gathered in listening sessions to be held across the Coalfield region. The listening sessions will provide the region's residents and stakeholders an opportunity to share recommendations for the final report. Topics include workforce, infrastructure, housing, sites/businesses and foundations for a strong economy. 

Four of the planned sessions have been scheduled, with additional sessions to be planned for Buchanan, Russell, Scott, Tazewell and Washington counties in early 2023. Residents, business owners, and organizational representatives and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Each session will follow the same format and be under two hours in length.

* December 7, 2022 | Lee County - 2 p.m.
Lee Theatre and Community Center | 41676 W. Morgan Avenue, Pennington Gap,
Virginia 24277

* December 8, 2022 | Wise County - 2 p.m.
University of Virginia's College at Wise: David J. Prior Center | 437 Stadium Avenue, Wise Virginia 24293

* December 8, 2022 | Wise County - 6 p.m.
University of Virginia's College at Wise: David J. Prior Center | 437 Stadium Avenue, Wise Virginia 24293

* December 9, 2022 | Dickenson County - 10 a.m.
County Administration Building | 818 Happy Valley Drive, Clintwood, Virginia 24228

Learn more and track progress of the Interagency Task Force to Support Economic Development in Southwest, Virginia.

If you have any questions, contact Andrew Malloy at   

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