ChamberRVA works with an amazing group of talented business leaders to accomplish community building in a variety of areas to move the Richmond region forward. Take a look at some of our ongoing efforts:
Public Policy Guiding Principles
2021 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Workforce Development & Education: The Chamber supports education and training programs that develop a workforce possessing the skills and business-recognized credentials aligned with industry’s current and future business needs.
Economic Development: The Chamber supports aggressive, well-funded economic development to ensure that Virginia maintains a favorable business climate and policies that create jobs and encourage business opportunities and investment.
Early Childhood Investment: The Chamber supports investment in early childhood programs that enhance the opportunity for children to realize the benefits of their future education and become workforce-ready.
Diversity & Inclusion: The Chamber supports policies that promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and society at large.
Champion of Regional Collaboration
The Capital Region Collaborative evolved from discussions between ChamberRVA and the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission and has become a regional effort to engage government, business, and community stakeholders in prioritizing and implementing actions that will enhance the quality of life in the Richmond Region.
Our InterCity Visits continue to break ground when it comes to creating an environment where Richmond region’s leaders can engage in meaningful dialogue and generate innovative ideas from peer cities that are open to sharing their successes and failures with us. This three day agenda packed trip has directly resulted in the implementation of many RVA initiatives, businesses and programs.
Early Childhood Education: Smart Beginnings
ChamberRVA has set regional and statewide precedents by establishing early childhood as a component of its workforce development strategies and by raising awareness of the issue among elected officials and business leaders.
Workforce Development: Mission Tomorrow
Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region’s first interactive career exploration event for students. Through an interactive series of activities and discussions with employers, Mission Tomorrow will encourage students to explore career interests and in-demand jobs from 100+ businesses in our region.