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Capital Region Collaborative 
is building a framework for regional collaboration.

The CRC is not another top-down visioning exercise, but rather, a grassroots-driven process to identify regional priorities and provide a platform for discussion and solutions to our regions most pressing issues. It is a cross-sector, cross-jurisdictional collaboration of minds and resources.

The region spoke. We listened.

We started by asking residents to share their thoughts on the aspirations and priorities for our regional community. Through a series of 10 focus groups, 85 public community conversations, a telephone survey, and an online survey, more than 8,000 voices came together and identified seven priorities for the region.

We Built the Framework

In 2012, we released a report of our findings. Then, we formed Work Groups of local citizens, community leaders, and subject matter experts for each of the seven priority areas identified. They dove in and throughout 2013, they reported back with specific ways that the collaborative efforts of the community, business sector, and government agencies could make a difference in each area.

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Latest News & Feedback

Higher Education and Economic Development in the Richmond Region

A panel discussion featuring the Presidents or Vice Presidents of each of the seven institutions of higher education in the Richmond Region.

CRC Launches Telephone Survey

The CRC is conducting a telephone survey of residents in the Richmond Region.

Radio broadcast: Wayne Farrar

From WCVE. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Smart Beginnings Awards Impact ECD

From the Midlothian Exchange: Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Chesterfield County will receive almost $20,000 in… more.

Get Together on a Greater Richmond

From Richmond Times Dispatch: News flash: The Richmond region is building a new set of… more.

Missing the Train

From Style Weekly: The air was dense as some of Richmond’s big movers and shakers… more.

Trani’s New Think Tank

From Style Weekly: Virginia Commonwealth University’s former president, Eugene Trani, is launching a nonprofit think… more.

CRC seeks area residents’ priorities

From Richmond Times Dispatch: A coalition of local government and business leaders wants your thoughts… more.

Despite lack of funds, rail is the future

From Daily Press: “Whether you like rail or not, it is the future,” said Thelma… more.

Rail is Virginia’s future

From the Richmond Times Dispatch: Virginia’s future is on rails. “Whether you like rail or… more.

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