KEY CHOICES: JOBS, TALENT, AND OPPORTUNITY IN POST-VIRUS VIRGINIA

Our state leaders’ choices not only will determine how fast Virginia recovers from the current crisis, but how well Virginians are positioned for the job opportunities of the future. There are 4 crucial questions state leaders should ask as they reexamine the budget. Read more.

COVID-19 RESPONSE: INNOVATIVE HIGHER ED INSTITUTIONS HELP STUDENTS AND STATE WEATHER CRISIS

Keeping students on track for on-time graduation … addressing urgent health and research needs … providing stable jobs for thousands of Virginians. Our innovative colleges, universities, and community colleges are helping Virginia meet the unprecedented COVID-19 challenge. Read more.

LEGISLATORS AND GOVERNOR MAKE HISTORIC INVESTMENTS IN TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY

Before the virus crisis, new General Assembly leaders crafted an historic bipartisan investment in higher education, with more than $440 million in new funding for college affordability and talent development. The investments will be reexamined in the legislature’s upcoming special session. Read more.

NEW STUDY: VIRGINIA’S EFFICIENT HIGHER ED SYSTEM IS BRINGING COLLEGE COSTS DOWN

Ranked #1 nationally for quality and value, Virginia’s higher ed system also is earning accolades for cost control. A new Lumina/SCHEV report shows that the average cost per college degree in VA is lower than MD, NC, and TN, than states with similar higher ed systems, and declined over the past decade. Read more.

8 Ways We Know Higher Education Drives Virginia's Economy

Ranked as the nation’s #1 higher ed system, responsible for game-changers like Amazon HQ2 and CNBC’s #1 business ranking, colleges are Virginia’s top competitive asset. Read more.

Overwhelming Public Support For Higher Education Investment

A recent survey conducted by a bipartisan team of pollsters shows significant support for Virginia's higher education system and Growth4VA's four key strategies for economic growth and opportunity. read the survey results now!

Join the Growth4VA Coalition

Growth4VA is a broad-based bipartisan coalition of business, education, and political leaders and Virginians from all walks of life who believe that higher education is a crucial economic engine for our Commonwealth. Join today!

VIRGINIA’S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE
HELPING OUR COMMONWEALTH GET THROUGH THE CURRENT CRISIS
.

THEY HAVE AN EVEN BIGGER ROLE TO PLAY IN
HELPING US WIN THE FUTURE
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HERE ARE 4 CRUCIAL QUESTIONS
OUR LEADERS SHOULD ASK IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.


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What is Growth4VA?

Growth4VA is a campaign launched by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council to promote reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system.

Our broad, bipartisan coalition includes thousands of active citizens and business, education, and community leaders. We’re working together to grow our economy and create opportunity for all Virginians by investing in talent development and college affordability.

Building on Virginia’s chief competitive advantage—our #1-ranked higher education system—we are promoting partnerships between Virginia employers, public and private colleges, and local school systems to attract, develop, and retain talent in our Commonwealth and to make great education and employment opportunities affordable and accessible for all Virginians.

The Talent Agenda


 
 

The Affordability Agenda