Monthly Archives: April 2020

Vibrant Virginia Initiative Marks Accomplishments Of Past Two Years in Recent Report

For two years, the Vibrant Virginia initiative has brought together university faculty, researchers, and community stakeholders to further economic development in urban and rural Virginia. The program, which began in 2018, works to grow a network of Virginia researchers and practitioners, enhance university projects and initiatives related to Virginia and urban-rural regional concerns, and strengthen…

Disparate Impact of COVID-19 Across Virginia

While COVID-19 is shaking the entire economy across the country, some regions might experience more severe symptoms than others. Knowing which places are likely to be hit the hardest can ensure a better response for recovery in this crucial time. To illustrate the different impacts of COVID-19 on local economies in Virginia, the Virginia Tech…

Open For Business…At A Distance

Last week, we finished moving our team into all-remote at work. A small portion of that move has involved taking up inside projects (e.g. administrative, writing) that were perhaps stuck on the back burner. However, most of what’s keeping us busy right now are more than a dozen externally facing projects and initiatives. Some timelines…