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Key Strategies to Position Virginia for Leadership in Areas of Critical National Challenge (PDF)
The Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (VASEM) outlines key strategies in five briefs, exploring the topics of sustainable energy, supply chain system security, semiconductors, healthcare resources and resilient communities.

Virginia: America’s East Coast Logistics Hub  (PDF)
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership has published this brochure to tout Virginia’s world-class combination of strategic location, world-class infrastructure, highly ranked business climate, top-ranked and abundant talent, and innovative supply chain ecosystem – advantages CCALS has leveraged in promoting its logistics partnerships.


Blueprint Virginia 2030 (PDF)
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has released Blueprint Virginia 2030, a second update to the original Blueprint Virginia that was adopted in 2013. Blueprint Virginia is a comprehensive initiative that provides business leadership, direction, and long-range economic planning for Virginia. Download the report, above, or visit the website.

Richmond to oceanfront presentationFrom Richmond to the Oceanfront: The Creation of a Mega-Region (PDF) 
In August 2016, the College of William & Mary, in conjunction with VCU and Old Dominion, hosted its first regional economic development forum. Tom Frantz and Nicole Pugar presented at the conference on the prospects of a Richmond-Hampton Roads mega-region.

The Port of Virginia: A Catalyst for CommercePort of Virginia presentation (PDF)
This presentation was given on August 23, 2016 by by John F. Reinhart, President and CEO of the Port of Virginia.


Richmond's Future ReportRichmond Future 2010-2015 Final Report
The Richmond Times Dispatch in its February 21, 2016 Sunday edition published the entire 32 page report. It is comprehensive document benchmarking Richmond with its peers and looks at future strategies for growth. A broad range of issue on human capital, demographics, regional identity, and cluster strategy are analyzed. Logistics as a cluster group in the region is described as “at a tipping point” to experience substantial growth.

Virginia Advantages coverVirginia Advantages: Distribution and Global Logistics
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership released this 2014 Profile of Logistics in Virginia. Virginia’s companies provide services and manufactured goods to customers throughout the world. Leading retailers and distributors are taking advantage of Virginia’s proximity to Eastern U.S. and Midwest markets. Millions of square feet of new warehousing space have been added at new distribution centers around the state.

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