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UVA Today: UVA Joins Effort to Revive Local Economy

April 24, 2020 | Matt Kellymkelly@virginia.edu

The University of Virginia is participating in Project Rebound, a Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce-led effort to revive the local economy in a time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Officially launched this week, the effort engages the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University to address the COVID-19 crisis and devise strategies to restore the local economy.

Project Rebound plans to release its findings as a blueprint to help area businesses emerge from the current stay-at-home order. A structured, team-based exploration of area industries and economic sectors, it relies on members of the business community to help identify and craft solutions to restore business productivity in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

“Since the beginning of this crisis, businesses have been eager to collaborate and assist one another, and we would like to extend those efforts into a broader effort to restore our local economy,” said Elizabeth Cromwell, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce.

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