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Dunn talks Blueprint Virginia to chamber

Ryan Dunn, executive vice president of corporate and government affairs for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, led an interactive and informational meeting to a group of more than 75 people at the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership lunch on April 10.

According to the chamber’s press release, Dunn sought input for Blueprint Virginia, a comprehensive initiative to provide business leadership, direction and long-term economic development for the commonwealth.

“Blueprint Virginia, the Virginia Chamber’s long-term statewide economic development plan, seeks to establish ambitious policy goals for economic growth throughout the state,” chamber officials said.

The release cited that from December to May, Dunn and the Virginia Chamber have scheduled 20 interactive meetings in regional areas throughout Virginia with the hope of receiving credible feedback from local business owners and partners.

“The Blueprint Virginia will outline a specific and detailed set of goals for economic initiatives,” chamber officials said.

According to the release, the Virginia Chamber plans to build on the state’s nationally ranked education system to develop the world’s best workforce in the 21st century to meet the needs of a growing and diverse community.

“As far as business climate and economic development go, the Virginia Chamber hopes to strengthen and expand Virginia’s economy to make Virginia the best state for business,” chamber officials said. “The blueprint’s goal for transportation is to develop a safe and efficient transportation system that has the capability to move people and goods safely throughout the commonwealth.”

The release stated that with innovation, the blueprint plans to transform Virginia’s healthcare system into a competitive advantage through improvements in population health, cost, access and quality.

“By working together and working hard, Virginian can help create prosperity and ensure Virginia’s ranking as the best state for business,” chamber officials said.