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10 04 06 Sec Commerce And Trade Senior Economic Advisor

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10 04 06 Sec Commerce And Trade Senior Economic Advisor

  1. 1. Secretary of Commerce & Trade Jim Cheng and Senior Economic Advisor Bob Sledd Richmond VA April 6, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Greetings and Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>VEB - Research, Recruitment and Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Public/Private Partnerships and Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary Cheng’s Perspective on Economic Development for the Commonwealth </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward to Meet the Future </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>… a self sustaining non profit organization that promotes the economic vitality of the Commonwealth through business, economic and workforce development initiatives. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mission & Vision <ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Economic Bridge, Inc,. will become the advocate of and provide leadership for: </li></ul><ul><li>A Shared Vision for Economic Development in SWVA, NOVA and Other Locations </li></ul><ul><li>A Productive Coalition among SWVA, NOVA and Other Local, State, and Federal Officers and Business Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>A Marketing Campaign which Promotes Needs and Benefits in Bridge Regions </li></ul><ul><li>An Improved Infrastructure for Technology, Transportation and Education </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 7. What do we do well…? <ul><li>Tackle the Big Issues! </li></ul>
  6. 8. What do we do well…? <ul><li>Strategic Research </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative and Quantitative Research </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Project Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting & Financial Management </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul>
  7. 9. What do we do well…? <ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Website Evaluations, Web Design, Shopping Cart Systems, Content Management Systems, Search Engine Optimization and Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Online Survey Development, Facilitation & Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Database Design, Development, Management & Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Programming </li></ul>
  8. 10. What do we do well…? <ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Media Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Publication Design </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter Design </li></ul>
  9. 11. What do we do well…? <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Retention </li></ul><ul><li>that leads to </li></ul><ul><li>Job Creation & Economic Development </li></ul>
  10. 14. The Web Portal for Southwest Virginia
  11. 16. www.VirginiaBusiness.org
  12. 18. http://www.virginiabusiness.org:81/financial/
  13. 21. <ul><li>Used for training and assessing individuals to become teleworkers </li></ul><ul><li>Used as mediator between companies looking to hire independent contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Will aggregate efforts of multiple sites and organizations to attract and retain individuals able to telework in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Site for regional resources, efforts and a functional site for posting telework jobs and teleworkers’ resumes </li></ul>Linked TeleWorkforce Connections
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 24. Moving Forward to Meet the Future <ul><li>Historical Agency Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Business Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Minority Business Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Health </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Economic Development Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Department of General Services- HUB Zone Program </li></ul>
  17. 25. A Model for Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities <ul><li>Virginia Economic Bridge’s </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium on Entrepreneurial Innovation </li></ul>
  18. 26. <ul><li>THANK YOU! for listening… </li></ul><ul><li>Please feel free to contact me… </li></ul><ul><li>Carl E. Mitchell, MS </li></ul><ul><li>Phone 540.731.6800 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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