Survey Overview

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Thank you for taking the time to provide input regarding the future growth of Southwest Virginia. The GO Virginia Region One Council is seeking your assistance in identifying the region’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities in order to diversify and grow the economy in Southwest Virginia.

The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity (GO Virginia) is a bipartisan, business-led economic development initiative that is changing the way Virginia’s diverse regions collaborate on economic and workforce development activities. The objective of GO Virginia is to promote the creation of high wage careers, private sector job growth, and diversification across the Commonwealth through incentivized collaboration between business, education, and government. GO Virginia provides grant funding for regional projects that align with the GO Virginia mission, as well as each region’s industry targets and strategies.

Region One includes the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington Wise, and Wythe; and the cities of Bristol, Galax and Norton. Projects in Region One will focus on growing and strengthening industry sectors such as advanced manufacturing, agriculture & food manufacturing, information & emerging technologies, and energy & minerals through activities such as talent development and retention, increasing innovation and entrepreneurship, and infrastructure development.

The Region One Council is updating the Region One Growth & Diversification Plan this summer and is conducting this survey to accomplish the following:

1)  Collect community input on the state of the Region One economy
2)  Gather ideas and identify best practices and priorities for economic growth

This brief survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  Your input is critical to the future growth of our region and all responses will be kept strictly confidential.

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* 1. How long have you lived in the region?