Oklahoma City Inspires

In September, I had the opportunity to take my first trip to Oklahoma City – the OKC. In town for about four days for the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) annual conference, I knew that to balance the great conference content and my desire to see and experience the city I would have to be … More Oklahoma City Inspires

Development Ready Webinar Series (Part 1): Small-Scale Incremental Development Recap

What does it mean to be a “Development Ready” community? The first webinar of our three-part series helped localities begin to answer that thought-provoking question. Guest speakers Elizabeth Williams and Neil Heller, both of whom are faculty members at the Incremental Development Alliance (IDA), walked participants through the what, why and where of incremental development, … More Development Ready Webinar Series (Part 1): Small-Scale Incremental Development Recap

Removing Barriers: Expanded Health Care Coverage for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Governor Glenn Youngkin ceremonially signed House Bill 884 and Senate Bill 195 on June 1, 2022. This new state law aims to create benefits consortiums for Virginia’s small businesses, in addition to nonprofits. According to the governor’s news release, these consortiums allows these entities to come together as a single large pool to offer employees … More Removing Barriers: Expanded Health Care Coverage for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

DHCD Programs Win IEDC Awards!

While we have always been tremendously proud of our community development, real estatedevelopment, and economic development work, we can now add “award winning” to our programming!The Economic Development and Community Vitality team at Virginia Department of Housing andCommunity Development is thrilled to announce that at the International Economic DevelopmentCouncil (IEDC) annual conference in Oklahoma City, … More DHCD Programs Win IEDC Awards!