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  Published: 9/2019
REGIONAL EMPHASES: ​The five subregions of Southwest Virginia are represented by Planning District Commissions and have Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies and Regional Action Plans to achieve specific goals to advance the economy of their districts. These reports cover a large amount of the creative economy and where possible are cross referenced in order to address these specific goals within the planning districts.
● Region 1: LENOWISCO Planning District Commission
○ Report: COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2015 CEDS REPORT
■ Goal 1: Encourage a strong regional economy through a diverse base of interests, including large employers and startups.
■ Goal 2: Develop and maintain a workforce adequately skilled to meet the challenges of today's economy
■ Goal 3: Ensure the region has adequate infrastructure in place to support the growth of higher-wage industry clusters and to ensure regional, national and global connectivity
■ Goal 4: Maintain and promote the regions natural beauty and its cultural amenities, and seek sustainable growth opportunities
■ Goal 5: Target existing underutilized commercial and industrial properties for redevelopment
■ Goal 6: Project a positive identity for the LENOWISCO region
■ Link: ​http://www.lenowisco.org/reports-and-media.html
● Region 2: Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission
○ Report: 2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update
■ Goal 1: Economic Development/Tourism
■ Goal 2: Workforce Development/Education
■ Goal 3: Infrastructure Development
■ Goal 4: Transportation
■ Goal 5: Asset-based Development
■ Goal 6: Natural Resources
■ Goal 7: Physical Environment
■ Goal 8: Entrepreneurship
■ Goal 9: Housing
■ Goal 10: Health & Substance Abuse
■ Goal 11: Regional Collaboration/Governmental Efficiency
■ Link: ​http://www.cppdc.org/Reports/CEDS%202018.pdf
      ​SWVA Creative Economy Plan
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