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Regional Effort for Localities in SWVA to Become Work Ready Communities

The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board supports the region’s economy through a collaborative approach to meeting needs of businesses and job seekers that is flexible and adaptable to the changing economic ecosystem.
One of the ways the NR/MR WDB is living its mission is by being one of several organizations that are leading a regional initiative to certify 21 jurisdictions in SWVA as “Work Ready Communities.”

New River Watershed Rountable Webpage is Now Live!

The NRVRC has completed a new webpage for the New River Watershed Roundtable! The webpage is a landing space for all projects associated with the Watershed Roundtable, including the ReNew the New Clean-up events, the New River Water Trail expansion, and local project promotion.

November 2017 Transportation Update

November 2017 Transportation Update

The Commission is partnering with the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to develop a Regional Freight Plan. In October, the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee utilized visualizations prepared by the Commission to identify the critical regional freight corridors.

Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The five-year update to the regional hazard mitigation plan is nearly complete! The final plan has been submitted for regulatory review and approval – VDEM has signed off on the plan and it is now in review at FEMA. Much of the information has been updated – mapping, regional statistics, mitigation objectives and projects.

Building a Pipeline of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing, Healthcare, and IT

Building a Pipeline of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing, Healthcare, and IT

The Pathways to the American Dream project is off to a fantastic start. An H1-B project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and awarded to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board, “Pathways” covers four of the 15 Workforce Development areas in Virginia. Pathways is a systems-building project with the explicit intent of building a pipeline of skilled workers in manufacturing, healthcare, and IT so reginal businesses can remain competitive and grow.