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Despite Volvo layoffs, optimism for manufacturing in the NRV

A photo of a worker completing a project in the Volvo manufacturing center in Dublin, Virginia.

By John Provo We were all saddened to hear an announcement of fresh layoffs at Volvo Trucks, especially so close to the holidays. Truck manufacturing is a cyclical industry, and folks who have been in the region for a while have been through this with Volvo before. However, this time it’s especially painful as the…

Office of Economic Development helps shape southwest Virginia’s agricultural economy

As southwest Virginia continues to experience economic challenges and coal-related employment declines, a traditional industry represents an opportunity for the region. The LENOWISCO Planning District Commission (PDC) engaged Virginia Tech to lead a strategic planning process for agriculture for the region, composed of the counties of Lee, Wise, Scott, and the city of Norton. LENOWISCO…