The Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity will be held on October 12-13, 2022 in Smithfield, Virginia! Hosted by the Virginia Rural Center (VRC), a joint venture of the General Assembly’s nonprofit Center for Rural Virginia and 18-member Rural Prosperity Commission, this summit will bring together local, state and private sector representatives from across Virginia to … More Registration Now Open for The Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity in Smithfield, Virginia
On Monday, July 18th, representatives from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) attended a ribbon cutting in Olde Town Portsmouth to celebrate the opening of Bloom, a nonprofit co-working space founded by the Portsmouth Partnership. Their mission is to strengthen Portsmouth’s business community by empowering the entrepreneurs and innovators who drive economic … More Olde Towne Portsmouth Has a New Co-working Space!
During August, we celebrate National Black Business Month (NBBM) and honor the rich heritage of Black entrepreneurship! Recognizing the importance of championing Black-owned businesses, communities far and wide can lift each other up, connect minority-owned businesses to consumers, promote educational opportunities, and encourage meaningful collaboration to bolster the impact that Black entrepreneurs have on our … More Highlighting, Championing and Supporting Black-Owned Businesses During National Black Business Month
You want a mountain biking vacation, but where will you have dinner? A long weekend visiting Virginia’s wineries, cideries, and breweries, but where can you stay? You are planning a through hike, but where can you get provisions along the trail? Communities that count outdoor recreation and agriculture as a part of their tourism offerings … More Base Camp is Back – Save the Date!
Parents across the Commonwealth, and the country, are finding it increasingly difficult to secure suitable child care. Armed with a $100,000 Virginia Statewide Business District Resurgence Grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Inner Peace Coalition, Inc. (IPC) has been working tirelessly to alleviate this issue in Virginia’s Historic Triangle. With … More Creating a Pathway to Quality Child Care