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160+ volunteers join Project Rebound teams for economic recovery

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April 29, 2020: Weekly update for Project Rebound, our area's team effort for economic recovery in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

More than 160 volunteers to date have joined seven industry-specific teams to share ideas and build recovery strategies. April 29 is the last day for community members to join Project Rebound teams.

Teams will begin meeting (virtually) on May 4, assisted by professional facilitators from UVA's organizational excellence team.

Community members are encouraged to submit comments on best practices, challenges, and opportunities.

Several public comment sessions will take place mid-May. Dates and times will be announced soon.

Recent Resources

Governor Northam Unveils Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions – Press release Friday, April 24

COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Businesses – April 23 letter to the business community from Thomas Jefferson Health District Medical Director Dr. Denise Bonds.

COVID-19 Economic and Tax Revenue Impacts – Report released April 14 by UVA's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Watch an interview with the report's author, Terry Rephann.

Getting Urban Economies Back Up and Running After COVID-19 – Action plan for economic developers by Richard Florida and Steven Pedigo.

Project Rebound engages business leaders to share insights, identify challenges, and build actionable strategies to restore the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Project Rebound is led by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with economic development partners at the University of Virginia, Albemarle County, and the City of Charlottesville.

Questions? Please contact project manager Andrea Copeland-Whitsett.

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