Virginia Economic Bridge, Inc., promotes the economic vitality and external competitiveness of the Commonwealth through business, industry and educational partnerships between Southwestern Virginia, Northern Virginia and other regions of the Commonwealth.
Virginia Economic Bridge, Inc,. will become the advocate of and provide leadership for:
A Shared Vision for Economic Development in SWVA, NOVA and Other Locations
A Productive Coalition among SWVA, NOVA and Other Local, State, and Federal Officers and Business Leaders
A Marketing Campaign which Promotes Needs and Benefits in Bridge Regions
An Improved Infrastructure for Technology, Transportation and Education
Since 1989, Virginia Economic Bridge, Inc., has been working towards strategic goals that continue to bring together Virginia’s business leaders to build a sense of “common wealth”. Our goal is to ensure that Virginia is prepared to meet the business, economic and workforce challenges of this century and beyond.
Initial purpose: To develop strategic business alliances between companies in Southwest Virginia and Northern Virginia. Participating regions now include other regions as well: Northern Va, Hampton Roads, Region 2000, Richmond, Southern VA and Southwest VA
Local IDA’s & Regional Economic Development Organizations
Return to Roots www.ReturntoRoots.org & www.RTRSoVA.org The information portals and networks for Career Seekers, Employers and Communities in Southwest & Southern Virginia
Funded by a Special Projects grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission. Return to Roots website launched September 16, 2006 by Governor Kaine and the RTR Southern VA website launched June 12, 2009! Reaches out to former SwVa and SoVA residents & others to inform them of jobs and business opportunities available in the regions. The website links potential employees to companies with jobs and employers to employees with skills and desire! www.ReturntoRoots.org & www.RTRSoVA.org
A Web Portal for Communities! Post your Resume, Find a Job! Post your Job, Find an employee Access Business Resources Seek Higher Education Opportunities View Community Attractions Read News & Find Information Find High School Reunions www.ReturntoRoots.org & www.RTRSoVA.org
Return to Roots www.ReturntoRoots.org & www.RTRSoVA.org First success story: Keith and Julia Brown returned from Cincinnati in January 2007 to work at CGI