The Defense Industry's Economic Impact on the Charlottesville Region
The Defense Industry's Economic Impact on the Charlottesville Region was commissioned by the Chamber Defense Affairs Committee (DAC) and authored by Dr. Terance J. Rephann of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
Released on May 1, 2023, the study describes the region’s defense industry including its history, size, growth, features and the economic impact of the defense sector in 2021. Now viewed as the second largest economic generator in the area (after the University of Virginia), the sector comes in at an annual impact of just over $1.2 billion dollars.
The Chamber Collab Report, released on February 16, 2022, highlights recent work accomplished through the Chamber’s strategic partnerships and collaborative member engagement.
Key collaborations include:
- The launch of Venture Central, an innovative nonprofit to support regional entrepreneurship
- A new leadership skills development curriculum for the Chamber’s signature program, Leadership Charlottesville
- Member-led affinity groups impacting a variety of industries, whose activities include distributing minority business grants, supporting employees who relocate to the area, and advocating for effective development policies
Blueprint for Economic Resiliency and Reinvention in the Greater Charlottesville Region
The Project Rebound Blueprint report, released on June 25, 2020, pulls together initial input from more than 300 local participants. It maps out action steps toward economic recovery in our area, and it's meant as a starting point for conversation and collaboration.
The need to rebuild consumer, business and workforce confidence was an important theme of local conversations. Participants identified health & safety concerns, an uncertain business environment, and confusion over guidelines as some of the confidence barriers to economic recovery.
Recent IRS 990 forms for the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce are available here for public inspection. Please contact the Chamber at 434.295.3141 with any questions.
2018 Cybersecurity Report
The Chamber’s 2018 regional cybersecurity report, “The State of Cybersecurity in Central Virginia,” is available here. The Chamber thanks Advanced Network Systems for co-sponsoring this report and for contributing their time & expertise to educate the community about cyber risks.
2018 Jobs Report
The 2018 Chamber Jobs Report marks the fifteenth year in which the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce has reported comprehensively on the jobs landscape of the Greater Charlottesville communities the Chamber serves. These annual reports have become a definitive indicator of long term jobs activity within the region.