Sunday, July 14, 2013

Area's 'sense of place' helps with economic development, speaker tells CVPED

by Nate Delesline III

The Charlottesville area’s “sense of place” and its diversity of industries play well on the national economic development stage, a Richmond-based expert said Friday.

Unfortunately, every community in America is competing for the same projects, and those that aren’t prepared to act quickly will be left behind, said Christopher Lloyd, an infrastructure and economic development specialist with McGuire Woods.

Lloyd shared his comments at the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development’s annual meeting. Dozens of local economic development professionals, business leaders and elected officials attended.  More here.

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