Please review the SET Draft Plan. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Rocky Warren at email@example.com by June 15, 2016.
The Mount Rogers Planning District (MRPD) was chosen as one of three Virginia areas to participate in Stronger Economies Together (SET) for 2015-2016. SET meetings began in the fall 2015 and will extend through spring 2016, with implementation of the SET economic development plan extending through the 2016 calendar year.
Stronger Economies Together (SET) is a nationwide initiative that enables communities and counties in rural America to work together in developing and implementing an economic development blueprint for their multi-county region that strategically builds on the current and emerging economic strengths of that region.
Creating, attracting and retaining jobs as a single rural county in isolation from other nearby counties is becoming increasingly ineffective. In today’s global marketplace, economic development progress is more likely to be realized when rural and metro counties work together as a region to assess their resources and then design and implement plans that build on their assets and comparative economic strengths.
The SET Regional Team consists of individuals from Virginia Tech, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and USDA-Rural Development. The success of the project is based upon collaboration across the public and private sectors. Individuals who should be involved include:
If you would like to become involved in the Mount Rogers SET initiative, please contact Rocky Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or (276) 783-5103 ext.318