Blueprint for Attracting and Sustaining Advanced Manufacturing in Southwest Virginia


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.

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