The Hampton Roads Chamber is a powerful economic partner, inspiring ignitor, impactful advocate, and regional collaborator. To help move Hampton Roads forward we are engaging the business community for our next Inter-Regional Visit (IRV) to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
Why Minneapolis-St. Paul? Because it is a juggernaut of economic activity. We are going to be looking at key areas of the Twin Cities’ success: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Infrastructure Development, Regional Cooperation, and University/Business Sector partnerships. We will talk with leaders about their best practices.
The trip will include panel discussions with leaders from the transit and airport sectors, healthcare, education, entrepreneurs, and developers. We will visit Target Field to look at sports as an economic driver. A development tour, hosted by economic development leaders, will highlight the strategic growth in and around the Twin Cities. We are planning a walking tour of the downtown Minneapolis development projects. A river tour will demonstrate the waterfront development that could guide Hampton Roads leaders in developing our Elizabeth River waterfront.
The visit will also be a chance to learn how our region can better develop our brand and sense of place.
Minneapolis-St. Paul has done a remarkable job of retaining young talent. We hope to obtain insight into ways to stop our regional brain drain. Please join us and be a catalyst for a better Hampton Roads.
The Inter-Regional Visit to Minneapolis-St. Paul will be Wednesday, September 30, through Friday, October 2, 2020. For information and registration, please contact Priscilla Monti firstname.lastname@example.org (757) 470-6805.