Business First Greater Richmond 2011

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Summary findings of interviews with 550 business owners and decision makers in Greater Richmond, VA.

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Business First Greater Richmond 2011

  1. 1. Business First Greater Richmond2010-2011 Program Findings<br />presented by Sara J. Dunnigan<br />Senior VP, Existing Business Services<br />
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  3. 3. Create employment opportunities<br />Invest in the community<br />Part of our economic and social fabric<br />Source of innovation<br />Conversations reveal opportunities to build a better business climate<br />Satisfied, successful businesses help attract others <br />Our existing businesses=someone’s prospects<br />Why Existing Businesses?<br />
  4. 4. Thank area businesses<br />Listen and understand issues<br />Deepen our relationships<br />Connect to resources<br />Understand and affect the regional business climate<br />Grow a stronger regional economy<br />Overall Program Goals<br />
  5. 5. Interview 500 firms<br />Assist 100<br />Support the creation of 1,500 new jobs<br />Encourage capital investment of $50 million <br />Targeted Program Outcomes<br />
  6. 6. Stay Here. Grow Here.<br />Our Message<br />
  7. 7. Our Focus<br />
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  9. 9. SALES TRENDS<br />WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT<br />EMPLOYMENT FORECASTS<br />EXPANSION PLANS<br />REAL ESTATE REQUIREMENTS<br />NEW INVESTMENT<br />BUSINESS CLIMATE ASSESSMENT<br />What We Learned<br />
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  24. 24. Regional Program Outcomes<br />
  25. 25. Questions?<br />Sara J. Dunnigan, CEcD<br />Senior VP, Existing Business Services and Talent Development<br />Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc<br />sdunnigan@grpva.com<br />804.343.6968<br />www.linkedin.com/in/sarajdunnigan<br />www.twitter.com/SaraDunnigan<br />www.grpva.com<br />

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