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  • Information integration Utilizes staff’s expertise in research, data collection, interpretation and presentation Provides vital information to elected, administrative and economic development officials Program sustained by municipal support and contractual services Provides “A Quick Look At…” & “A Snapshot of…” for Communities & Individuals Data that details: Population Education data, Housing stats, Employment data by sector, occupation, weekly wage, School data, Crime data, Household income data Sample contracted projects: Research Projects: VRHA, One Care US DOL Community Audits Economic and workforce analysis Cluster and sector analysis Community profiles Industrial and membership directories Target Audience: Not for Profits, Associations Local Governments Towns, Counties, Cities EDOs, IDAs Regional Economic Development Organizations Real Estate Agencies, Private Businesses
  • Markets “Virginia’s Great Southwest!” Virginia Tourism CGI as part of its recruiting Northrop Grumman for an economic summit & town hall meeting… Congressman Boucher’s “ Unleashing the Celtic Tiger in SWVA” Target Audience: Not for Profits, Associations Local & State Government Towns, Counties, Cities EDOs, IDAs, Va Tourism Corporation Regional Economic Development Organizations Real Estate Agencies, Private Businesses
  • Partnership with DBA, VA Tourism, Dept of Education Markets “Virginia’s Great Southwest!” Virginia Tourism CGI as part of its recruiting Northrop Grumman for an economic summit & town hall meeting… Congressman Boucher’s “ Unleashing the Celtic Tiger in SWVA” Target Audience: Not for Profits, Associations Local & State Government Towns, Counties, Cities EDOs, IDAs, Va Tourism Corporation Regional Economic Development Organizations Real Estate Agencies, Private Businesses
  • Target Audience: Private Sector Businesses Local Government Procurement Towns, Counties, Cities EDOs, IDAs Regional Economic Development Organizations Not for Profits, Associations State Agencies – DMBE, VDBA
  • Marketing Opportunities Online database of over 24,000 Virginia based businesses Marketing tool for goods and services. Tailored company profiles as businesses register their data & upload photos of products and describe their services Increased visibility Exposure to diverse markets Other businesses log onto the Pipeline and search for a business that provides a specific product or service they’re looking for. Cost effective promotion – Direct & Indirect Business Opportunities and Development Post and Review more than 1,000 Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Information (RFIs) Invitation for Bid (IFBs) annually. Research tools (SWOT analysis) Customized reports (SWaM, NAICs, SIC, Locality)
  • 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 Connects companies for industry-sector roundtable discussions Creates strategic business relationships which can result in: Direct Procurement Subcontracting partnerships Mentor-protégé partnerships Keys to success: Targeted businesses with federal certifications in specific industry sectors One-on-one roundtable format with government and industry decision makers Positioning companies to maximize opportunities in fast-growing markets Identifying opportunities for partnership Companies we are looking for… Emerging industry sectors Well-qualified, technically sophisticated HUBZone, SBA 8(a), Minority, Service Disable Veteran, Woman, and/or Veteran owned certified Personnel with security clearances Target Audience: Private Sector Businesses Federal Agencies for Outreach Local IDA’s & Regional Economic Development Organizations
  • Target Audience: Individuals Private Sector Businesses Federal Agencies for Outreach Local IDA’s & Regional Economic Development Organizations
  • Funded by a Special Projects grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission. 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!
  • Target Audience: Private Sector Local, State & Federal Government Local EDO’s, IDA’s & Regional Economic Development Organizations Chambers of Commerce, Not for Profits and Associations
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10 04-29 lou and martin meeting Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Lou Kadiri and Martin Mash Radford, VA April 29, 2010
  • 2. Agenda
    • Greetings and Introductions
    • VEB - Research, Recruitment and Retention
    • Public/Private Partnerships and Programs
    • Moving Forward to Meet the Future
  • 3.
    • … a non profit organization that promotes the economic vitality of the Commonwealth through business, economic and workforce development initiatives.
  • 4. Mission & Vision
    • Our Mission
    • 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.
    • Our Vision
    • 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.
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7. What do we do well…?
    • Tackle the Big Issues!
  • 8. What do we do well…?
    • Strategic Research
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Research
    • Project Management
    • Assessment
    • Project Planning
    • Development
    • Budgeting & Financial Management
    • Facilitation
  • 9. What do we do well…?
    • Information Technology
    • Website Evaluations, Web Design, Shopping Cart Systems, Content Management Systems, Search Engine Optimization and Hosting
    • Online Survey Development, Facilitation & Hosting
    • Database Design, Development, Management & Documentation
    • Computer Programming
  • 10. What do we do well…?
    • Marketing
    • Networking
    • Social Media Applications
    • Media Relations
    • Electronic Communication
    • Publication Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Newsletter Design
  • 11. What do we do well…?
    • Research
    • Recruitment
    • Retention
    • that leads to
    • Job Creation & Economic Development
  • 12.  
  • 13.  
  • 14. The Web Portal for Southwest Virginia
  • 15.  
  • 16. www.VirginiaBusiness.org
  • 17.  
  • 18. http://www.virginiabusiness.org:81/financial/
  • 19.  
  • 20.  
  • 21.
    • Used for training and assessing individuals to become teleworkers
    • Used as mediator between companies looking to hire independent contractors
    • Will aggregate efforts of multiple sites and organizations to attract and retain individuals able to telework in the region
    • Site for regional resources, efforts and a functional site for posting telework jobs and teleworkers’ resumes
    Linked TeleWorkforce Connections
  • 22. Return to Roots www.ReturntoRoots.org & www.RTRSoVA.org The information portals and networks for Career Seekers, Employers and Communities in Southwest & Southern Virginia
  • 23. 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
  • 24. Moving Forward to Meet the Future
    • Historical Agency Partnerships
    • Department of Business Assistance
    • Department of Minority Business Enterprise
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Health
    • Virginia Economic Development Partnership
    • Potential Partnerships
    • Department of General Services- HUB Zone Program
  • 25. One Care of SWVA
  • 26. 2009 Reorganization
    • Utilization of an existing 501C 3
    • Strategic Planning Process
    • Reconstitution and expansion of the Board of Directors
    • Recognition and Securitization of Financial support
  • 27. Strategic Planning Process
    • Mission: One Care of Southwest Virginia is committed to decreasing substance abuse and misuse, and related social, economic and health factors through planning, policy, data, and advocacy.
  • 28. Strategic Planning Process
    • Vision One Care’s vision is to be a model for achieving significant reductions in substance abuse and related social, economic and health factors by building and supporting community partnerships.
  • 29. Organizational Foci
    • Policy
    • Data
    • Advocacy
  • 30.  
  • 31. Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee
    • John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM Chair Director, Cumberland Plateau Health District
    • Derek Burton, RN Vice-Chair Project Manager, SW VA Behavioral Health Board
    • Vicky Collins, MA, LPC Secretary Director, Radford City Department of Social Services
    • Judy Lilly Treasurer Associate Vice President of Network Infrastructure & Services, Virginia Tech
    • Ron Allison At-Large Representative Executive Director, Cumberland Mountain Community Services
  • 32. Board of Directors
    • Harvey M. Barker, Ph.D. Executive Director, New River Valley Community Services
    • Sue Ella Boatright-Wells Director, Continuing Education, Mountain Empire Community College
    • Eleanor S. “Sue” Cantrell, BPharm, MD District Director, Lenowisco Health District
    • Jeff Fox, MS, M Div. Executive Director, Highlands Community Services
    • Robert Goldsmith President & CEO, People Incorporated of Virginia
    • Mike Hall, ACSW Director, Wythe County Department of Social Services
    • Rebecca Holmes, LPC, CSAC Director of Outpatient Services, Highlands Community Services
    • Dennis Lee Tazewell County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Tazewell VA
    • Larry Lavender, CSAC Executive Director, New Beginnings Southwest Virginia, Inc.
    • Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, CGP Director of Addiction Outreach Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • 33. Board of Directors
    • C. M. Mitchell, Mayor of Galax Director of Pharmacy, Twin County Regional Hospital
    • Lisa Moore, MSW Executive Director, Mount Rogers Community Services Board
    • Donna L. Muncy Western Region Re-Entry Specialist, Virginia Department of Corrections
    • Sandy O’Dell, LCSW Senior Vice President, VA Operations MH/SA Dir
    • Steve Ray, Executive Director, H.O.P.E./Freedom from Addiction
    • Karen Smith, REMOTE Coordinator, Cumberland Mountain Community Services
    • Aleta Spicer, Executive Director, Occupational Enterprises, Inc.
    • Ward Stevens, Assistant Vice President for Development, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Art Van Zee, M.D. Physician, Stone Mountain Health Services
    • Doug Varney, MA CEO, Frontier Health/PD1 BHS
  • 34. Advisors/Partners
    • L.T. “Tom” Hanes, J.D., M.H. A. Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C.
    • Brian Everitt, Constituent Services Director, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner
    • Drew Densmore, Outreach Representative, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner
    • Gwyn Dutton, Regional Representative, U.S. Senator Jim Webb
    • Martin Mash, Field Representative, U.S. Senator Jim Webb
    • Regina Kinder, Senior Casework Specialist, U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher
    • Executive Director
    • Carl Mitchell, MS, CNPM Executive Director, One Care of Southwest Virginia & President/CEO Virginia Economic Bridge
  • 35. Substance Abuse Coalitions
    • Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition for Prevention and Treatment
    • CASAP - Coalition on Appalachian Substance Abuse Policy
    • Domestic Violence Coalition - Tazewell County, VA
    • Domestic Violence Task Force—Washington County, VA
    • Domestic Violence Task Force—Bristol, VA
    • H.O.P.E./Freedom from Addiction
    • Helping Other People Escape - Russell County, VA
    • PARDNRS – Professionals and Recovery Individuals Dedicated to Recovery Support –Buchanan, Russell and Tazewell Counties, VA
    • Planning District 3 Substance Abuse Coalition - Counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, Wythe and Cities of Bristol & Galax
    • Pulaski County Substance Abuse Coalition – Pulaski County, VA
    • SATIRA – (Substance Abuse Task Force in Rural Appalachia) Tazewell County, VA
    • Southwest Virginia Perinatal Council SA Task Force
    • Suicide Coalition - LENOWISCO Planning District
    • The Twin County Coalition, serving Carroll, Grayson and Galax, VA
    • Underage Drinking Coalition - LENOWISCO Planning District
    • We CARE - Russell County, VA
    • Wythe County Substance Abuse Coalition – Wythe County, VA
  • 36. Accomplishments
    • January 2009 thru March 2010
    • Reconstitution and reorganization of the One Care of Southwest Virginia
    • Revision and acceptance of One Care’s Mission Vision and Values
    • Planning and hosting two advocacy breakfasts for state elected officials in Abingdon and Blacksburg, VA that resulted in ten substance abuse related bills being submitted with the passage of two bills
    • Identification and submission of three federal grant applications
    • Hosting a regional Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant Work session that included Nancy Hans, Roanoke and Wayne Frith - two previous DFC Grantees and grant reviewers
    • Receipt of Regional Press Coverage
    • Provision of presentations and public awareness meetings throughout the region
    • Established partnerships with 16 substance abuse coalitions, Healthy Appalachia Institute and the SWVA Health Authority
  • 37. Goals for FY2010-2011
    • Developing the Strategic Blueprint for Reducing Substance abuse in SWVA in collaboration with the Healthy Appalachia Institute
    • Continuing efforts to define and refine One Care of SWVA’s role in supporting the existence and establishment of SA Coalitions throughout the region
    • Maintaining, enhancing and expanding the One Care of SWVA’s “From the Field” electronic journal and report on SA
    • Continuing revisions and updating of the www.onecare.org website
    • Providing multiple presentations at local, regional and state stakeholder conferences
    • Improving One Care of SWVA’s visibility in the region with community coalitions, researchers, behavioral health practitioners, state authorities, and federal entities through personal contact, publications, and increasing internet presence
  • 38. Southwest Virginia’s Shared Heritage with Ireland and Western Europe Promoting the Economy of Our Region Through Collaborations in Technology, Commerce, Education and Tourism Unleashing the Celtic Tiger
  • 39. Unleashing SWVA’s Celtic Tiger
    • ARC Grant - Resubmitting
    • Partnering w/ Radford University BIE Grant
    • Working with US Embassy now trying to set visits with Ministers and companies June 12-19, 2010
  • 40. A Model for Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities
    • Virginia Economic Bridge’s
    • Consortium on Entrepreneurial Innovation
  • 41. Moving Forward…
    • Additional Board Members – 6/4/10
    • Re-Branding Efforts
    • Building Stronger Relationships
    • VEB Foundation - $20 for 20 Campaign
    • Pilot Projects – Teleworkforce Connections & Consortium on Entrepreneurial Innovation
    • New Office Location – July 15, 2010
  • 42.
    • THANK YOU! for listening…
    • Please feel free to contact me…
    • Carl E. Mitchell, MS
    • Phone 540.731.6800
    • Email: [email_address]