ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Work toward business growth with environmental sustainability to achieve better quality of life and to protect the future of the region.

 

Action

Host a series of focus groups to identify the challenges and opportunities to align economic development an environmental goals.

2015 Goal

Identify participants among economic development, environmental and government fields. Identify specific, practical goals and structure for these groups. Schedule focus groups.

Leader

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Achieved?

In process: GBAC

Partner with economic development entities and commercial real estate community to add community resilience to the list of selling points promoted to prospects, and to identify opportunities to grow green jobs within the region. 

Create a handout for this audience that explains the value of resilience. Identify three specific strategies for attracting green jobs and employers.

 

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Create a “CLEAR Climate Partners program for businesses and make it highly visible within the business community through window decals and other recognition.

Produce and distribute a concise packet of information that communicates why sustainability is in businesses’ economic interests. Emphasize practices that can improve the bottom line and include practical checklists to help them think through their impacts on regional resources. Recognize those who act.

 

 

Friends of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

PRIORITY

Improve the ability of the people, assets and infrastructure within the George Washington Region to withstand and adapt to slow-onset stresses and long-term changes coming as a result of a changing climate. Create a safety net for the most vulnerable populations. 

 

Action

Host a series of focus groups to identify the challenges and opportunities to align economic development an environmental goals.

 

Progress Goal for 2015

Identify participants among economic development, environmental and government fields. Identify specific, practical goals and structure for these groups. Schedule focus groups.

 

Leader

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Partner with economic development entities and commercial real estate community to add community resilience to the list of selling points promoted to prospects, and to identify opportunities to grow green jobs within the region.

Create a handout for this audience that explains the value of resilience. Identify three specific strategies for attracting green jobs and employers.

 

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Create a “CLEAR Climate Partners program for businesses and make it highly visible within the business community through window decals and other recognition.

 

Produce and distribute a concise packet of information that communicates why sustainability is in businesses’ economic interests. Emphasize practices that can improve the bottom line and include practical checklists to help them think through their impacts on regional resources. Recognize those who act.

 

Friends of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

PARTNERS

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

Local economic development offices

Friends of the Rappahannock

Building permit offices, business license offices and commissioners of the revenue Commercial Real Estate community

UMW and GCC business students

 

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