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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

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Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Comprehensive Economic Development
Work Groups

Work Groups

The CEDS Strategy Committee has set up four Work Groups to conduct research and identify priority areas for strategic action over the near term (5 years) and longer term (20 year):

  • Talent/Education & Training – The primary purpose of this work group--comprised of CEDS Strategy Committee members within the workforce training field, those who are minority group representatives and others who are educators--will be to identify barriers to effective learning from pre-school through grades K-12 and beyond as well as to identify skills and education gaps which offer unrealized opportunities to fill the talent pipeline.

  • Employment Clusters – Using the GRP Target Industry Analysis completed in 2011, this Work Group will focus their efforts on identifying the strengths and opportunities within the five emerging clusters in the Richmond Region: Advanced Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Health and Life Sciences (see graphic below), Creative & Professional Services, and Finance, Insurance & Real Estate.

  • Infrastructure – Capitalizing on existing transportation, communication, water and sewer infrastructure, this Work Group will be working closely with the Employment Clusters Group to identify available buildings and sites that are or could be supported by cost-effective investments in infrastructure.

  • Quality of Life – Understanding all the features that make a community livable and attractive to new and expanding business and industry, i.e. affordable housing, health and safety, recreation, arts and entertainment, will be the focus of this Work Group who will define the Region’s positives and challenges particularly relative to peer regions, the Commonwealth and the U.S.

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