Good Jobs Here

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Name: Good Jobs Here
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
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Event Description:

Do you want to see more good jobs created right here in the Fredericksburg region? This unique series of FREE community-input events seeks to create a shared vision to bring...GOOD...JOBS...HERE.

GOOD JOBS HERE is a broad-based effort to create, measure, execute and foster community-based, economic growth and job in creation in the Fredericksburg region. Utilizing a GO Virginia grant, the George Washington Regional Commission partnered with leading local organizations to create a shared understanding of current data, analysis, strengths, and opportunities for this region.

Help us bring good jobs here!
Session 1: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Demographic Demolition: How a changing population is blowing up how we do business
This session features Dr. Jim Johnson with the University of North Carolina School of Business. Dr. Johnson is frequently called upon for his analysis and entertaining but poignant presentations by Fortune 500 Companies, the National Conference of State Legislators, Governing Magazine, and Chambers across the country. He will discuss disruptive demographic trends and how they will impact our future workforce nationwide, but also in the region.
Session 2: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Understanding the Region: Who are we and what are our opportunities?
This session looks at some of the key demographics and opportunities related specifically to Planning District 16. This will include a look at never before developed data on our workforce, including those who commute, and some unique opportunities we have as a region to develop and grow economically. It also includes a special look at the portions of our population that are working but struggling, so we can be sure to include this population in our long terms plans for success.
Session 3: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Regions that Work: Learning from Others and Putting it All Together for Success!
In this session, we will first take a step away from Fredericksburg and bring in other regions that have successfully joined together to foster greater economic growth that successfully harnesses what makes them unique. Then we will gather all that we have learned in all three sessions, and turn it into a common set of community-wide goals, with a special view as to how each individual and organization can best contribute to our economic success from our areas of strength and expertise.


University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus
121 University Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Date/Time Information:
Multiple Dates Available
Thursday, September 19
Thursday, October 17
Thursday, November 21
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