For Immediate Release: October 22, 2020
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov
Governor Northam Announces Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Planning Framework
Comprehensive, science-based roadmap will help Commonwealth combat climate change, sea level rise
NORFOLK—Governor Ralph Northam today released the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Planning Framework, which lays out the core principles of the Commonwealth’s approach to coastal protection and adaptation, and will serve as a blueprint for implementing Virginia’s first project-driven Coastal Resilience Master Plan by the end of 2021. Governor Northam made the announcement against the backdrop of the LaValette Avenue Kayak Launch and Fishing Pier in Norfolk where coastal flooding and seal level rise has led to severe tidal intrusion.
Public Notice The Crater Planning District has issued a sole source contract to DecideSmart LLC under the Crater Planning District Commission’s U.S.EDA Cares Act Grant. DecideSmart LLC has performed extensive work in the Crater Planning District Commission region...
Crater Planning District Commission, Petersburg, Virginia, will receive a $400,000 EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to respond to the coronavirus pandemic by developing an economic recovery and resiliency plan that aligns with state’s “GO Virginia” and “Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work” initiatives; supporting the tourism sector; and addressing supply chain disruptions in the Crater region’s logistics and manufacturing sectors.
The Crater Planning District Commission, chaired by Dr. Mark E. Moore, member of the Dinwiddie County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Alec Brebner, AICP, as the Crater Commission’s new Executive Director effective September 1, 2020.
The primary measures of change in economic activity in an economic impact analysis are 1) spending and 2) jobs. The direct economic impact comes from the ongoing operations of Fort Lee and the household and visitor spending of those associated with the installation. For example, for military personnel stationed at the installation full time, the direct impact is measured as the number of military personnel and the estimated household spending they and their spouses generate in the region. In addition to the direct economic impact, there are other layers of impact that can be felt in the region: indirect and induced economic impacts.
Tri-Cities Area MPO Requesting Public Comment on FY21-26 RSTP/CMAQ Allocation Plan until September 3, 2020.
Department of Defense’s Office of Small Business Program’s Project Spectrum to train on CMMC readiness.
The Crater PDC has received an economic development grant for logistics, advanced manufacturing/workforce development, tourism and infrastructure improvements.
SBA will start accepting applications for WOSB/EDWOSB formal certification on July 15th. Formal certification will be required to bid on WOSB/EDWOSB set asides effective October 15th. For more details on the new certification process contact your local PTAC. To find...
New regional Buy Fresh Buy Local regional guide to Farmers Markets, Local Farms and Producers is now available.