Fredericksburg Regional Chamber headed to Lexington, Kentucky to look at regional efforts there

by | Oct 10, 2023 | News

From the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce:

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce will take 50 representatives from regional businesses, education organizations, government, and nonprofits to Lexington, Kentucky on October 11-13. This community-building intercity visit will provide great opportunities to examine what other cities and regions are doing well and look inward at how we can improve the Fredericksburg region.

Chamber President, Susan Spears, said, “this trip will focus on the best of Lexington’s tourism, workforce, and education initiatives. We will hear about CommerceLex’s successful approach to regionalism. This trip will allow us to grow relationships that will strengthen our regional economy upon our return. In the upcoming months, leaders will convene to discuss the next steps for multi-faceted success throughout Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, and Fredericksburg.”

During the trip, participants will visit the Toyota Manufacturing Facility, Keeneland Racecourse, and The Academies of Frederick Douglas High School. The group will also learn about the Kentucky Workforce Talent Pipeline with a focus on how to reverse engineer the talent pipeline to attract, retain and create the workforce of today and tomorrow. The Bluegrass Alliance panel discussion will focus on regional cooperation and enhance economic development efforts.

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