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Agriculture and Food

We will examine regional agricultural production, distribution, processing, as well as regional market demand to identify opportunities to support local farmers and strengthen the agricultural sector of our regional economy.

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Arts & Culture

We will examine the artistic, historic, and cultural assets of the region - looking for ways to enhance economic competitiveness and quality of life through community arts and culture initiatives.

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Community Health

We will examine the region’s opportunities and challenges related to community health, now and in the future. 

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Economic Development

We will examine regional economic challenges and development opportunities – exploring ways to strengthen the region’s economy and create good jobs.

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Energy

We will examine regional energy systems: energy supply and demand trends and production options – exploring ways to reduce household energy costs and improve energy efficiency and security for businesses and families.

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Housing

We will examine housing conditions and trends in the region – exploring ways to meet the housing needs of a growing and changing population.

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Natural & Water Resources

We will examine our regional natural resources including water infrastructure - and how they support our economy, provide recreation opportunities, sustain wildlife habitat, and contribute to our health and quality of life.

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Transportation

We will examine the region’s current transportation patterns and plans, looking for ways to lower transportation costs for families and businesses while increasing transportation access.

News

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:08am

Livability in the New River Valley, Home in the New River Valley, Energy in the New River Valley

The final reports are here.

Click on the covers to launch reports:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 1:28am

Livability in the New River Valley: Moving from Vision to Action

Over the past three years, individuals, businesses, community organizations and governments have worked together to discuss how the New River Valley can remain a vibrant place to live, work and play for generations to come. The results of these efforts can be found in this draft report.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:57am

The New River Valley Planning District Commission announces the NRV Tomorrow Results Report, which summarizes the results of the interactive community survey.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:26am

In December, The New River Valley Livability Initiative conducted a Community Priorities Survey, the results of which can be viewed here. The survey sought citizen feedback on the proposed goals developed from public input during earlier phases of outreach and a set of topic area goals resulting from a year’s worth research and discussion on the part of the Livability Initiative’s 7 working groups.

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