This report is built upon guiding principles that understand and appreciate the manufacturing tradition which exists in Southwest Virginia. Recognizing that a strong industrial base is crucial to economic prosperity, the Blueprint:
- celebrates the tremendous work ethic and talents of the region’s workforce;
- acknowledges the commitment established manufacturers have already invested in the region’s communities;
- recognizes that health, wellness, prosperity and education are all integrated; and
- commits to creating resources and opportunities for the region’s citizens and businesses.
Read the report here: www.swvtc.org/docs/MFG_Blueprint_LR.pdf.