The Office of Economic Development (OED) collaborates with industry, educators, and workforce training leaders to advance workforce and economic development initiatives across Virginia and to help cultivate a highly-skilled workforce.
Proposal to Expand Small Satellite Research
The OED evaluated a proposal by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the Small Satellites Virginia Initiative program and found the prorgam could bring up to $16.2 million to the state.
The Catalyst program connects businesses and other organizations with Virginia Tech's resources and researchers in order to develop innovative solutions to problems.
Wine Industry Workforce Center
The OED conducted research and assisted with a proposal for a "Viticulture and Enology Education Center" in Virginia.