Help direct Augusta County’s economic future

Item by Chris Graham

Augusta County residents will have the chance to shape the crafting of the county’s Economic Development Strategic Plan at a series of workshops beginning June 9.

The first of three community workshops will be held June 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Stuarts Draft High School. Workshops are also on the schedule for June 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Riverheads High School and June 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona.

The workshops will begin with a presentation aimed at facilitating understanding of economic development and local trends and to introduce the strategic-planning process. The focus will then shift to an interactive discussion of the Augusta County economy, community change and the types of jobs and companies that should be considered to achieve future prosperity in the county.

For more information, contact the Augusta County Community Development office at 540.245.5700.

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