Spotlight: It's the happiest season of all!
The holidays are here! If you're like us, Christmas music is on and cookie platters are covering the work break room. We are embracing the spirit. We're also looking back over the past year, and not to ring our own jingle bells, but our announcement numbers for 2017 are pretty impressive thanks to the strength of Augusta County companies. Over the past 300+ days, we've seen:
Those numbers have imbued our local economy with strength going into 2018. As economic developers, we've been given the gift of working with local companies who strive for growth. We are always looking for ways to grow ourselves as practitioners to fully support these efforts. The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA), a member organization, works to provide educational opportunities and as a longtime member of VEDA, I truly believe in its mission.
In January 2018, I will begin a five-year term on the Executive Committee and will first serve as Secretary. As someone who has gained a great deal of knowledge from meeting with fellow Virginia economic developers, I encourage anyone involved in economic development to consider joining VEDA.
In the meantime, happy holidays! We wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!