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Survey of Southern Virginia Manufacturing Workforce Needs, 2016

February 23, 2016

On February 17, 2016, the Southern Virginia Manufacturing Partnership released the Survey of Southern Virginia Manufacturing Workforce Needs, 2016.  Coordinated through the regional Chambers of Commerce, the survey includes responses from 45 manufacturers who shared their current and future talent development needs.  The Collaborative will use this information to address workforce issues facing existing companies.


Dan River Region Collaborative asks Congressional leaders to support policies and investments

February 14, 2014
Dan River Region Collaborative asks Congressional leaders to support policies and investments

The Dan River Region Collaborative (DRRC) recently participated in the 2014 Skills Summit in Washington, D.C., where participants asked members of Congress to support policies and investments in skill development, enabling more employers to find the skilled workers they need to compete globally, and so all workers can share in and contribute to the country’s economic prosperity.


Dan River Region Launches Workforce Readiness Pilot Program for Virginia

December 27, 2013

Companies, employees and economic development professionals in the Dan River Region have been participating in a workforce readiness pilot program in Virginia since June.


Institute for Advanced Learning and Research announces new leadership team

December 12, 2013
The team consists of five unique individuals who are tasked with ensuring the implementation of IALR’s mission, which is to serve as a catalyst for economic and community transformation in Southern Virginia by leveraging applied research and experiential learning.

Regionalism key to economic growth, IDA told

November 21, 2013

Leigh Cockram, the new director of business development and strategic initiatives at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, brought a message of partnership and regional cooperation to members of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority Friday morning during their meeting at Riverstone.