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On behalf of the JMU University Economic Development Council, we are pleased to announce the first of three events in the upcoming Regional Economic Recovery Series (RERS)

We are inviting a diverse audience of stakeholders from all sectors across 
the Shenandoah Valley consisting of local government, elected officials, city/town/county managers, economic developers, state delegates, executives and leaders of business and industry, school superintendents, and key nonprofit executives. Together we will explore the current status of the Valley's economy, identify priority issues, and work to find viable strategies for economic recovery that apply to businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, and the municipal governments that serve them.  

The initial event in our three-part series will focus on educating attendees about the current economic status across the Commonwealth and what factors most affect the Valley.  We have secured leaders from:  The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, GO Virginia, and Shenandoah Valley Partnership, among others.  

Please join us in this first event as we set the stage for the information gathering and working sessions to come.  The Regional Economic Recovery Series is a chance for you to have a voice and work toward our region's economic recovery together.  

This is an invitation only event. Contact Nick Swartz for more information.

Your participation is invaluable and we hope to see you on August 17.


Jon Alger | President
James Madison University


Melissa M. Lubin, Ph.D. | Chief Economic Engagement Officer
and Dean, School of Professional & Continuing Education


Nick Swartz | Regional Economic Recovery Series, Chair
Associate Dean, School of Professional & Continuing Education

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