Va reps partner to promote business, education
posted Oct 22 2012 5:36PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia economic development and education officials are partnering to enhance efforts to promote business throughout the state.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with Virginia's public institutions of higher education and the State Council of Higher Education. Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao represented the state's public universities at the signing.
Officials say the agreement helps to underscore and unify ongoing initiatives to market Virginia to businesses that will create jobs and invest capital.
As part of the agreement, all parties will reach out to businesses and others to promote Virginia's assets and higher education institutions. The parties also will work to identify and support legislative priorities. They will hold regular meetings to align strategies and goals, as well as summarize results annually.