Thrive Regional Report

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    REGIONAL REPORT
    2019
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    note from the chair
    It is my distinct honor to serve as the 2018-2019 Chair of tHRive  the young professional program of the Hampton Road
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    Alisa W  Crider  Chair
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    Thank you to our 2019 tHRive Regional Report sponsor
    tHRive is a proud program of the Hampton Roads Chamber
    QUALITY OF LIFE               REGIONALISM                 RECURRENT FLOODING         EDUCATION                   THE
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    QUALITY OF LIFE  How Young Professionals Live  Work  and Play
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  • REGIONALISM  Young Professionals See No Borders
    Whether in a city council meeting in Virginia Beach or a coffee shop in Norfolk  it s fair to say that one of the big
    together  and a unified voice and vision of the Hampton Roads region will also help us attract new businesses and job
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  • city collaboration and cooperation  We would do well to learn from their example  but at the moment  Hampton Roads la
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    Source  tHRive  Economy Poll   conducted August 22-September 8  2018  213 respondents
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    This is a clear challenge facing our region  but with buy-in from our leaders and the motivation to effect change  we
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    RECURRENT FLOODING  Young Professionals AND THE WAVES OF CHANGE
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    Hampton Roads residents have likely heard these statistics before  projections indicate a water level increase of mor
    regularly affected by flooding  75 9  are affected or know someone affected by nuisance flooding at their residence
  • and SB 397 in 2018  which would have created a regional authority to help deal with flooding issues  died in committe
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    We ll end on this important note  in addition to the information we collected about the effects of flooding on young
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  • EDUCATION  Investing in the Region s Future Young Professionals
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    Young professionals have a vested interest in education  and the data proves it  Studies show that millennials think
    We found that young professional interest in education goes beyond the budget  It is true that a majority of millenni
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    THE ECONOMY  Young Professionals Budget for Tomorrow
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    tHRive  Bryan  thanks for being here  We appreciate you taking the time to give your thoughts on some of the economic
    our economy with other industry clusters  better leverage our regional assets for business attraction  and create a m
    Interview with Bryan K  Stephens  President   CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber
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    economic asset  Can you speak to how crucial the continued success of the Port is to Hampton Roads  BKS  Absolutely
    is improving connectivity and speed to attracting more business to the region  whether for a small business or a Fort
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    References
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    Special thanks to  Author  Daniel Sileo Editors  Sarah Darrow  Anne Baumler  Alisa Crider Designer  Ryan Saul  2019 B
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    ABOUT US Mission  tHrive is a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber  tHRive cultivates regional awareness and communit
    500 East Main Street  Suite 700 Norfolk  VA 23510 757-664-2518 info YPtHRive org
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