Throughout rural Virginia, communities face a variety of opportunities and formidable challenges, with many of those issues varying upon the region of the Commonwealth. READ MORE


What comes to mind when you read the words, “Economic Development?” The term often conjures a specific connotation in our minds, and we may begin to think of a new box store opening up in town or of a distribution center settling nearby. READ MORE


It’s no secret that human beings need purpose and meaning, thriving when given responsibility and avenues to provide for ourselves. But how do we fulfill these needs? Well, for many, through the gift of work. READ MORE


In recent years, reports and news articles have increasingly alerted us to the “growing epidemic” of social isolation, indicating that loneliness and isolation seem to correlate negatively with cognitive ability, heart disease, and stroke. READ MORE