Helping Central Virginia's residents obtain living wage jobs is the primary focus of the Virginia’s Region 2000 Workforce Development program.  With the responsibility of coordinating Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs, Virginia’s Region 2000 Workforce Development Board is taking an innovative approach starting July 1 with a new operational structure and new program operators.

On May 9th Sweet Briar College and the Town of Amherst co-hosted a work session to discuss the potential for a trail connection between the college and Ambriar Shopping Center.   The Sweet Briar- Ambriar Trail Workshop was facilitated by Ursula Lemanski, National Park Service Rivers and Trail Program, because of a technical assistance grant that had been awarded to the College and Town.  

Each year the Region 2000 Services Authority coordinates three Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Days.  These special days are set-up to facilitate and encourage responsible stewardship of our environment.

Emergency Communication in the Lynchburg region has expanded its interoperability with the addition of Liberty University and Central Virginia Community College to the Region 2000 system.

First started in 1997, the Regional Radio Communication system links Amherst, Bedford, and Lynchburg emergency communications providers

The ability to safely and easily walk between stores, restaurants, businesses, and government offices is a defining feature of most successful downtowns.  As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the vitality of its central business district, the Town of Amherst turned its attention to walkability in response to both citizen concerns and the recommendations of its Town Development Area study which was completed in the summer of 2016.

Don’t know much about transportation planning? Want to learn how your suggestions for transportation improvements could become a reality? The Region 2000 Local Government Council is finalizing the Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan (RLRTP) to the horizon year 2040 with the help of the Transportation Technical Committee, VDOT staff, and locality planners which answers those questions. 

GO Virginia was established by the General Assembly to provide an additional economic development and incentive resource to communities who are willing to work together on economic development projects.  Lynchburg, Roanoke and the New River Valley have been approved to be Region 2 in the GO Virginia system.

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