Capital Region Collaborative 
is building a framework for regional collaboration.

The region spoke. We listened.

This was not another top-down visioning exercise, but 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. Over 8,000 regional residents spoke up. They recognized that a strong region is vital to economic and social stability and want greater collaboration across sector and municipal boundaries.

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Download the 2012 report from the community “CRC Building the Framework

After that report was published, the CRC formed Work Groups for each of the priority areas identified. The work groups reports can be downloaded by clicking on the title below.

Job Creation Work Group Report

Workforce Preparation Work Group Report

Quality Place Work Group Report

Coordinated Transportation Work Group Report

Healthy Community Work Group Report

James River Work Group Report

Social Stability Work Group Report

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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