In early May, US Economic Development Administration Deputy Assistant Secretary Michele Chang visited the New River Valley to discuss collaborations in the Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant program and visit US EDA investments in Floyd County. Secretary Chang moderated a panel discussion at Volvo Trucks in Dublin with leaders in the transportation cluster including manufacturers, higher education institutions, and workforce development partners. Following the panel discussion she visited with Floyd County leaders to tour a previous EDA investment in the Floyd Innovation Center and a current EDA investment in Building 1 of the Floyd Growth Center campus. The New River Valley certainly shined bright during the visit!