Monthly Archives: April 2016

Virginia Tech shines at APA Conference in Phoenix

Virginia Tech students and faculty were honored with several awards and had the chance to present at the American Planning Association’s (APA’s) National Planning Conference. Held in Phoenix, Arizona,from April 2-5, the conference focused on the future of planning to help professionals learn about and innovate in the ever-changing field. Judd Ullom, a 2015 graduate…

Meet the OED: Maeve Gould

Position: Graduate Research Assistant How long have you worked at the OED? 8 months (since August 2015) Before the OED, I was: Development Coordinator at Boone, North Carolina-based regional, environmental non-profit Appalachian Voices Where are you from? Richmond, Virginia What’s the best part of your work? Getting real, hands-on experience working with communities on economic development.…

OED Weekly Roundup: Week of April 4, 2016

This week in economic development news in Southwest Virginia and beyond: According to 1999 Virginia Tech graduate and current venture capitalist Doug Dooley, the Blacksburg region must be able to lure entrepreneurs with unique advantages, should the region hope to become a tech hub. This was but one of the pieces of advice championed by…

Meet the OED: Frances Dowd

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Position: Economic Development Specialist How long have you worked at the OED? 10 months Before the OED, I was: a graduate student Where are you from? Fairfax City, Virginia What’s your favorite memory from the office? Anytime Doris tells me a story. What’s the best part of your work? Meeting new people in the communities…