April 10, 2014
Business First will unveil the Greater Richmond Export Initiative during a kick-off event open to the public on June 12, 2014 at the University of Richmond. Content will be geared towards companies that are new to exports and companies already exporting but interested in exploring new markets. Representatives of all levels of government, university partners, private companies, and export service providers will take part in relaying to firms the significance and ease of exploring exports. Following the kick-off, GRP will begin to roll-out an ongoing training and awareness campaign to build on the momentum of our initial efforts.
April 02, 2014
Business First Greater Richmond, the business retention and expansion program of the Greater Richmond Partnership, is launching the Greater Richmond Export Initiative, a regional effort to grow local exports. Modeled after the Metropolitan Export Initiative of the Brookings Institution, the project will work to reach companies at their point of production where industries cluster and innovate, tap into regional supply chains, take advantage of the metro’s intermodal transportation network, and utilize strategic relationships with local, state, and federal leaders to access a large yet manageable audience – all for the purpose of boosting international sales activity.
March 03, 2014
In case you missed it, things are changing at the SBA. In the Richmond District Office, Ms. Jaqui West is serving as the Acting Director while Jayne Armstrong is on a special assignment in the Administration’s field operations office in DC.
February 18, 2014
In case you missed it, lots of great news circulated last week about the advancements of the region’s growing community of innovative entrepreneurs. Get a quick recap with these two articles.
February 18, 2014
There’s so much news about the skills gap, employment and unemployment that the state of the job market and one’s odds of finding good job candidates can get overwhelming. Thank goodness for the Resource Business Solutions team!