Economic Future for Southwest Virginia

February 20, 2018 | In the News

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The Herald Courier published an article written by Sandy Ratliff, a Community Impact Advisor at VCC. Sandy shares her knowledge and expertise on economic development in Southwest Virginia.

“With the decline in demand and supply of natural resources below the ground has come the promise of an economic future that uses our natural beauty and natural assets on top of it.

Southwest Virginia’s economy is booming with outdoor tourism and the arts, drawing the young and young-at-heart alike to the adventure, artistry and cultural heritage offered by our mountains, valleys, rivers and people of Appalachia.”

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