VA Chamber Legislative Tracker https://vachamber.com/advocacy/bills-were-watching/ Who’s My Legislator https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/ Fauquier County BOS https://www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/board-of-supervisors Town of Warrenton https://www.warrentonva.gov/government/town_council/meeting_agendas.php Town of Remington http://www.remington-va.gov/government/agendas.php Town of The Plains http://theplainsvirginia.org/
CORE AREAS OF FOCUSThe Fauquier Chamber of Commerce through our Economic Development and Legislative Committee have identified these core areas of focus for the County of Fauquier and the Towns of Warrenton, Remington and The Plains:
- Broadband Access throughout the County
- Infrastructure in Service Districts (sewer, water , power, gas)
- Promoting Tourism
- Workforce Development
- Public Transportation
VIRGINIA LEGISLATIVE PRIORITES
HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE AND EDUCTATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Enable small businesses to pool their risk and achieve scale similar to large employer plans through a Health Benefits Consortium which will improve affordability, access, and high-quality benefits for small businesses with 2-50 employees
Expand work-based learning opportunities for Virginia students, employers, and educational institutions through the initiatives of the Virginia Talent and Opportunity Partnership (Virginia TOP)
Support the higher education initiatives from the Growth4VA campaign which seeks to improve Virginia’s talent supply, the affordability of higher education, the innovation ecosystem, and educational opportunity for all Virginians.
Provide additional funding to Virginia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and collaborate on efforts to close the educational, economic, and entrepreneurial gaps in Virginia.
Support the childcare and early learning industries to improve access to high quality, affordable childcare for working families.
Prioritize a significant state investment in building out more Tier 4 and Tier 5 shovel-ready, greenfield sites to catch up with competitor states to attract opportunities from the growing domestic advanced manufacturing industry including necessary infrastructure to support these sites; and ongoing investments to maintain and expand the Commonwealth’s full portfolio of sites. BUSINESS CLIMATE INFRASTRUCTURE BLUEPRINT VIRGINIA 2030
Enact targeted legal reforms, defend our legal climate, and promote positive features of Virginia’s business climate and civil justice system.
Streamline and reduce regulatory burdens for business.
Fund improvements to the Norfolk International Terminals North Optimization initiative for the Virginia Port Authority .
Support broadband advancement and access initiatives
Click here to access the complete Virginia Plan.
Click here to see how Fauquier County is embracing and implementing recommendations from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
FAUQUIER COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES Department of Economic Development http://www.fauquierbusiness.com/ Doug Parsons, Director firstname.lastname@example.org Beverly Cooper, Business Coordinator email@example.com Laura Torpy, Tourism Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Comer, Workforce Coordinator email@example.com TOWN OF WARRENTON RESOURCES Department of Economic Development http://www.warrentonva.gov/government/departments/economic_development/ Brandie Schaeffer, Town Manager firstname.lastname@example.org LOCAL LEGISLATIVE RESOURCES Fauquier County Board of Supervisors http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/boards-committees/board-of-supervisors Warrenton Town Council http://www.warrentonva.gov/government/town_council/ Remington Town Council http://www.remington-va.gov/town/council/ The Plains Town Council http://www.theplainsvirginia.org/town-hall OTHER LOCAL & REGIONAL RESOURCES Rappahannock - Rapidan Regional Commission www.rrregion.org Fauquier County Agriculture Development Department www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments/agdev Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Commuter Services www.rrcommute.org Fauquier Family Shelter www.fauquierfamilyshelter.org Fauquier Hospital www.fauquierhealth.org Fauquier Library www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments/library/ Lord Fairfax Community College www.lfcc.edu Vint Hill Business Park www.vinthill.com LOCAL AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Fauquier County www.fauquierchamber.org Culpeper County www.culpeperchamber.com Front Royal - Warren Counties www.frontroyalchamber.com Prince William County www.pwchamber.org Loudoun County www.loudounchamber.org State of Virginia www.vachamber.com MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES Americas Job Bank www.ajb.org Nations Job www.nationjob.com Virginia Employment Commission www.vec.state.va.us Better Business Bureau www.richmond.bbb.org Center for Innovative Technology www.cit.org Department of Business Assistance www.dba.state.va.us Department of Consumer Affairs www.vdacs.state.va.us Small Business Administration www.sba.gov The Virginia Film Office www.film.virginia.org/ Virginia Tourism Corp. www.virginia.org