There aren’t many times in a region’s development where the leaders sincerely ask for guidance and input from the general populace. Granted, this has been an initiative organized by a group of local business leaders and headed up by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, but it is getting a lot of attention from the general population and recognition by the local governments.
If you are watching for the report delivered last Monday to be mentioned in the local news or blogs, it has been referred to as "The Crupi Report". Dr. James Crupi was brought in "to re-examine the
greater Richmond area and make recommendations that would enhance its
future development and competitive position." — (see the article about the report on Richmond.com, or another article here from RTD)
I still need to sit down and read the report for the details, and I am hoping that the majority of people in the region do the same thing. For your own You can find the report over at the GRCC‘s website by clicking here. Over the next several months, those same business leaders who commissioned the report are looking for reactions from all of us.
An open forum on the subject is scheduled for Tuesday night at 7pm at the Richmond Times Dispatch’s Public Square, which will be held at their Hanover production facility. (Click here for the announcement of the Public Square) The address is
8460 Times-Dispatch Blvd. Mechanicsville, VA 23116. See you there!