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Hampton Roads e-Newsletter
March 2017 - Vol 8, Issue 3
Communications & Education Staff

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Joe Turner
Communications Manager

Katie Cullipher
Principal Environmental Education

Rebekah Eastep
Environmental Education Planner II
Upcoming Meetings
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April Meeting Cancelled

April Meeting Cancelled
Thurs., April 20, 2017
Regional Board Room
723 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320
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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
Economic Indicators Paint a Positive Future for Hampton Roads

This month's report features the strongest set of economic indicators for the region since 2010. Hampton Roads' employment grew in January (with upwards revisions to previous estimates) and the unemployment rate fell even as the labor force grew. Permitting and initial unemployment claims remained constant, while pressure from foreclosures continued to (slowly) decline. While the Hampton Roads economy remains fragile, and especially susceptible to swings in defense spending/employment, the most recent data suggests the region could realign with national levels of growth. READ MORE  

Hampton Roads Projected Return to Peak Employment   
The 2017 Great American Cleanup is Underway!
Hampton Roads volunteers will be out in full force working across the region to pick up roadside litter, clean up beaches and shorelines, improve community parks and more.  READ MORE
Nearly 200 Attend Regional Conference on Persons with Disabilities      
Nearly 200 local and regional leaders, service providers and industry stakeholders descended upon Old Dominion University's Webb Center March 9, 2017, for the Hampton Roads Disabilities Board's Abled, Not Disabled:  2017 Regional Conference on Persons with Disabilities. READ MORE 

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