HIGHER EDUCATION IS VIRGINIA’S TOP COMPETITIVE ASSET…
INVEST IN TALENT AND AFFORDABILITY
FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE … FOR OUR ECONOMY … FOR OUR FUTURE.
OUR GOAL: AFFORDABLE PATHWAYS TO MARKETABLE DEGREES AND GOOD JOBS … HERE IN VIRGINIA
Virginia’s talent needs and college affordability are top issues facing our Commonwealth today, and the choice comes down to this: Virginians need affordable access to high-quality degrees and industry-recognized credentials that lead to good jobs and resilient careers in a dynamic and growing innovation economy. Either we will provide those opportunities so talented young people stay here in the Commonwealth, or we will lose both talent and business investment to other states.
As business, education, and community leaders, we see this is a key to our Commonwealth’s future. That is why we are urging the Governor and General Assembly to meet these challenges head-on by:
- Increasing the state’s higher education investment, with a focus on talent and affordability.
- Creating and expanding business-education partnerships that provide affordable pathways to excellent Virginia-based internship and employment opportunities.
- Supporting innovative initiatives that align the strengths of our diverse higher education institutions with the talent needs and potential of Virginia employers.
Growth4VA’s broad-based grassroots coalition will work with the state’s bipartisan political, business, and higher education leadership to advance 4 major strategies for economic growth and opportunity: Make Virginia the Top State for Talent; Become Known as the Home of Innovators and Entrepreneurs; Prepare Virginians for Great Jobs and Great Lives; Provide Affordable Access for All Virginians. Click here to read more about these overarching strategies.