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Hampton Roads e-Newsletter
December 2017 - Vol 8, Issue 12
Communications & Education Staff

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Joe Turner
Communications Manager

Katie Cullipher
Principal Environmental Education Planner

Rebekah Eastep
Environmental Education Planner II
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The HRPDC continually monitors events and activities that impact the quality of life in Hampton Roads. We are pleased to present the following information and analysis for your information and use.
Hampton Roads Economic Monthly:
Is the Region Really Losing Jobs? The Answer Depends on the Source of the Data
Hampton Roads, Year-over-Year Growth in Employment
Hampton Roads experienced another confounding jobs report, given negative data showing a decline in employment by 900 jobs between September and October 2017, which challenges other available data. The region lost 11,000 jobs year-over-year according to the Current Employment Statistics (CES), which is often referred to as the Jobs Report or Payroll Report. At the same time, Initial Unemployment Claims remain at their lowest levels ever sustained, national GDP has grown, defense spending has increased, and retail sales numbers remain strong.  
HRPDC Inclusion Planner Invited to Present at Annual Conference on Disabilities   
Emergency Preparedness was one of the main topics of discussion at this year's well attended Insight Enterprises, Inc. Peninsula Center for Independent Living Annual Conference on Disabilities at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel this fall.  Ms. Jenny Redick, HRPDC Regional Inclusion Planner, was invited to speak on the topic. READ MORE
New Year, New Website! 
It's bigger, brighter and blooming with more great green info! Just launched, the new   website is now available. Featuring bold imagery, fun new tools and an incredible amount of content delivered to your fingertips, the new was created to provide a more engaging and informative experience for our Hampton Roads communities. READ MORE
2018 HRPDC Regional Legislative Priorities  
At its October meeting the HRPDC approved its Regional Legislative Priorities for the 2018 General Assembly. Together with the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization's (HRTPO) Regional Legislative Priorities, Hampton Roads General Assembly members have a guide to the regional issues and projects important in Hampton Roads. READ MORE
Make it "Home Green Home" for the Holidays   
cottage.jpg As fall turns into winter, turns its thoughts to hearth, home and how to make the approaching holiday season easy on the environment. Consider the following reminders to help sustain you from Thanksgiving through the New Year and beyond. READ MORE
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