Virginia Economic Review

Our quarterly publication, Virginia Economic Review, provides an insider look at Virginia’s economy, its diverse array of world-class companies, its amazing talent, and its stunning natural beauty, as well as insights from national thought leaders.

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Philip D'Anieri
Third Quarter 2022

The Story Behind an Iconic American Hike: A Conversation With Philip D'Anieri

Author Philip D’Anieri spoke about the history of the Appalachian Trail inside and outside Virginia, why he chose to cover the trail’s history through a human lens, and the inseparability of urban planning from the natural environment.

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McAfee Knob, Roanoke County
Third Quarter 2022

The Heart of the Appalachian Trail

Virginia Offers Challenge and Respite as Midpoint for Thru-Hikers

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The Carter Family Fold, Scott County
Third Quarter 2022

Heritage Music Shapes the Future of Southwest Virginia on The Crooked Road

As U.S. Route 58 winds west along the southern border of Virginia into the Blue Ridge Mountains, the road takes on another name — The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is a 330-mile driving route through Southwest Virginia.

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 René Rodgers
Third Quarter 2022

Following The Crooked Road: A Conversation With René Rodgers

Dr. René Rodgers, head curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, spoke about Virginia’s role in the popularization of what’s now known as country music.

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Virginia Creeper Trail VER Q3 2022
Third Quarter 2022

Selling Virginia Delicacies Along the Commonwealth's Tourist Trails

From fourth-generation oyster farms to award-winning distilleries, Virginia’s food and beverage trails offer a bounty for hungry travelers. Here’s how some of those businesses have benefited from being on these trails.

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Blue Ridge Community College
Second Quarter 2022

Blue Ridge Community College Partners With Industry to Train the Future of Cybersecurity

Blue Ridge Community College is providing a growing number of students quality cybersecurity training at no or low cost in a three-month program.  

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Rene Rodgers Podcast Headshot VER Q3 2022

Following the Crooked Road: A Conversation With René Rodgers

September 30, 2022

Head Curator, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Philip D'Anieri Podcast Headshot

The Story Behind an Iconic American Hike: A Conversation With Philip D’Anieri

September 30, 2022

Author, “The Appalachian Trail: A Biography”

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Creating Positive Outcomes for Students and Employers: A Conversation With Anne Kress

July 5, 2022

President, Northern Virginia Community College

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