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Mi s s i on,Vi s i on,and Val uesSt at ement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 St r at egi c Pl anni ng Pr oces s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 St r at egi c Pr i or i t i es . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Economi c Devel opmentSt r at egi es . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Communi t y Devel opmentSt r at egi es . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 T er m Def i ni t i ons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

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Vi s i onSt at ement : T heNew Ri verGor ger egi oni sa

col l ect i onofvi br ant ,pr os per ous , f ut ur i s t i ct hi nki ngpeopl e andempl oyer s .

Mi s s i on:

T he New Ri verGor ge Regi onal Devel opmentAut hor i t yi ni t i at es , f aci l i t at es and s uppor t s t he communi t y and economi c devel opmentef f or t s wi t hi nt he count i es of Fayet t e, Ni chol as , Ral ei ghand Summer sl ocat ed i n t he New Ri verGor ge Regi on of Wes tVi r gi ni a.

Cor eVal ues :

 Bei ngacommuni t ymi nded

or gani z at i on

 I mpr ovi ngt hebus i nes scl i mat e  S er vi ngourcommuni t i esandt hei r

f ami l i es

 Cr eat i ngoppor t uni t i esf or

di ver s i f i edgr owt h

 Act i ngwi t hhones t y,i nt egr i t y,and

t enaci t yi nourwor k

 Bui l di ngas ens eofpr i dei n

wor ki ngt oget heracr os st he r egi ont ocr eat eourf ut ur e


Pl anni ngPr oces s : NRGRDA embar kedonat hr eepar ts t r at egi cpl anni ngi ni t i at i vei nAugus t 2014.Pr i ort oAugus t ,t heboar di dent i f i edaf aci l i t at or .Boar dands t af f member swor kedwi t hSt oneSt r at egi es ,L L Ct oes t abl i s hmeet i nggoal sand over s eet hepl anni ngpr oces s .A Regi onalI nputSes s i onwashel dont he mor ni ngofNovember19,2014.AmyShul erGoodwi n,Deput ySecr et ar yof Commer ceandCommi s s i onerofT our i s m addr es s edt hegr oup.Regi onal I nputSes s i onpar t i ci pant spr ovi dedcont entf orar egi onalvi s i onand di r ect i onf ort hemi s s i onofNRGRDA.I mmedi at el yf ol l owi ngt heRegi onal I nputSes s i ont heboar dmett oes t abl i s hNRGRDA’ svi s i on,mi s s i on,cor e val ues ,ands t r at egi cpr i or i t i esf ort henex tt hr eeyear s .OnNovember20t h, NRGRDA s t af fmett os ets t r at egi est oachi evet hedi r ect i ons etbyt he boar dandr egi onali nputpar t i ci pant s .T heRegi onalI nputSes s i onand boar dpl anni ngmeet i ngt ookpl aceatT amar acki nRal ei ghCount y,Wes t Vi r gi ni a.T hes t af fs es s i ont hef ol l owi ngdayt ookpl acei n Hi nt on,Wes tVi r gi ni a.Cons ens usdeci s i onmaki ngwas us edbyboar dands t af ft oaf f i r m al lpl ancont ent . NRGRDA’ ss t r at egi cpl anwasf i nal i z edi nDecember 2014. Par t i ci pant s :Mor et han150par t i ci pant s at t endedt heRegi onalI nputSes s i onont he mor ni ngofNovember19,2014.Regi onalI nput s es s i onat t endeesi ncl udedear l ychi l dhood, publ i c,andhi ghereducat i onadmi ni s t r at or s ; publ i cs er vi ceor gani z at i ons ;l ocal gover nmentof f i ci al s ;s mal lbus i nes s owner s ;pr i vat ei ndus t r yl eader sand ot her s .Ni neboar dmember sat t ended t heboar dpl anni ngs es s i onont he af t er noonofNovember19,2014. Ei ghtpar t i ci pant sat t endedt hes t af f pl anni ngs es s i ononNovember 20t h,2014.


St r at egi cPr i or i t i es : Ex i s t i ngBus i nes sDevel opment St ar t UpSuppor t Wor kf or cePr epar at i on Pr os pectDevel opment Qual i t yofPl ace Communi t yCapaci t yBui l di ng Communi t yBeaut i f i cat i on


T ar getI ndus t r i es : T our i s m WoodPr oduct s/For es t r y Agr i bus i nes s/FoodSys t ems Di s t r i but i on/L ogi s t i cs Manuf act ur i ng BackOf f i ceOper at i ons


ON WORKFORCEPREPARATI

St r engt henandgr ow t hewor kf or cewi t hi nt he New Ri verGor ger egi onby: I mpr ovi ngt heheal t handwel l nes sofal l r es i dent st hr ought hei mpl ement at i onoft he i ni t i at i veAct i veS out her nWes tVi r gi ni a. 

Hel pi ngt her egi onaddr es sf ut ur ewor k f or ce chal l engesas s oci at edwi t hs ys t emi cyout h pover t yt hr oughavar i et yoft echni cal as s i s t ancepr ogr ams .Hos t i ngar egi onal f or um onyout hpover t yandi t si mpl i cat i onsont he f ut ur ewor k f or ce. 

Hos t i ngf or umswi t hmul t i pl epar t ner s ( educat i on,empl oyer s ,wor k f or ce devel opmentagenci esandempl oyees )on wor k f or cei s s ues . 

XI S T I NG B US I NE S SD E VE L OP ME NT E

Del i vert echni cal as s i s t anceandf i nanci al r es our cest ocompani esexpandi ngt hei r oper at i onsorr et ai ni ngexi s t i ngj obsi nt heNew Ri verGor ger egi onby: Managi ngal oanpr ogr am t oai dwi t ht he cr eat i onand/ orpr es er vat i onofj obs . 

Conduct i ngex i s t i ngbus i nes svi s i t st obui l d andmai nt ai ns t r ongconnect i onswi t h empl oyer s . 

Coor di nat i ngef f or t st hr oughoureconomi c devel opmentpar t nernet wor kt or api dl y r es pondt ot hes peci f i cneedsofacompany. 

Communi cat i ngbus i nes ss ucces s es .


T ART UP P ORT S UPS

Pr ovi des uppor tf orent r epr eneur sandf os t era cul t ur eofent r epr eneur s hi pi nt heNew Ri ver Gor ger egi onby: Par t ner i ngwi t ht heWVS mal l Bus i nes s Devel opmentCent ert oengageaf ul l t i me bus i nes scoachi nt her egi on. 

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Managi ngani nnovat i veRegi onal Bus i nes s Accel er at or . 

Ex pl or i ngnew f undi ngs uppor tmechani s ms f ors t ar t ups . 

Par t ner i ngwi t hor gani z at i onst odes i gnand i mpl ementavar i et yofyout handadul t ent r epr eneur i al i ni t i at i ves . 

T ME NT PROSPECTRECRUI

L ocat enew compani esi nt ar geti ndus t r i est ot he New Ri verGor ger egi onby:

Mar k et i ngandi ncr eas i ngex pos ur ef ort he r egi onandr egi onal bus i nes s es . 

Devel opi nganongoi ngandcompr ehens i ve i nvent or yofs i t esandbui l di ngs . 

Devel opi ngas ys t em t opr omot er egi onal bus i nes sas s et s . 

Coor di nat i ngandcommuni cat i ngaccur at e andr el evantr es ear chdat af orpr os pect i ve bus i nes sanal ys t s . 

F ocus i ngr ecr ui t mentpr ogr amsf ort ar get i ndus t r i esi ncl udi ng:agr i bus i nes sandf oods ys t ems , back of f i ceoper at i ons ,di s t r i but i onandl ogi s t i cs , f or es t r yandwoodpr oduct s ,manuf act ur i ng,and t our i s m. 


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