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The Power To Dream | Doug Smith, Hampton Roads Alliance

The Power To Dream | Doug Smith, Hampton Roads Alliance
The Power To Dream | Doug Smith, Hampton Roads Alliance
The Power To Dream | Doug Smith, Hampton Roads Alliance
The Hampton Roads Chamber is a proud Regional Collaborator as we partner with Hampton Roads Alliance and closely with other organizations throughout Hampton Roads to ensure regional/economic growth.

"The reality is, our economy was not humming before the pandemic in relation to our peer regions,” Smith said. “It was really important that we come out of this situation with some momentum.”

Eleven committees featuring a couple of hundred business leaders worked over the summer to put together an ambitious plan revealed this spring: the 757 Recovery and Resilience Action Framework. “We created the first vision statement for the regional economy, what we want the economy to look like in 2030,” Smith said.

While Smith often is the one talking publicly about the framework, he is quick to point out that many people are involved. In addition to Smith’s group, organizations that have joined together to create and implement the framework include the Hampton Roads Chamber, Hampton Roads Workforce Council, CIVIC Leadership Institute, Greater Peninsula Workforce Board, Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Reinvent Hampton Roads, Old Dominion University’s Strome College of Business, Norfolk State University, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, 757 Collab and 757 Proud.

 

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