Poll on eco­nomic devel­op­ment, work­force devel­op­ment in Vir­ginia to be re­leased

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RICHMOND – Re­sults of the L. Dou­glas Wilder School of Govern­ment and Public Af­fairs Public Pol­icy Poll show­ing Vir­gini­ans’ views on eco­nomic devel­op­ment and work­force devel­op­ment was re­leased at a news con­fer­ence Thurs­day.

The news con­fer­ence was held in the House Brief­ing Room of the Gen­eral Assem­bly Build­ing, 201 N. 9th St.

The public opin­ion poll, con­ducted by the Of­fice of Public Pol­icy Out­reach at Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Univer­sity’s Wilder School, sur­veyed 1,000 adults in all five re­gions of Vir­ginia on their views on cur­rent and po­ten­tial pro­posed poli­cies re­lated to eco­nomic devel­op­ment and work­force devel­op­ment in Vir­ginia.

“Eco­nomic devel­op­ment and work­force devel­op­ment are im­por­tant topics na­tion­ally as well as statewide, and they will cer­tainly be at the fore­front of this year’s Gen­eral Assem­bly ses­sion,” said John Ac­cordino, Ph.D., in­terim dean of the Wilder School. “As pol­i­cy­mak­ers wres­tle with these is­sues, it’s crit­i­cal that cit­i­zens’ views be taken into ac­count. This poll pro­vides one means of do­ing that.”

The poll’s ques­tions were de­signed in con­junc­tion with the of­fice of Vir­ginia Sec­re­tary of Com­merce and Trade Todd Hay­more. Be­sides Hay­more and Ac­cordino, the news con­fer­ence in­cluded Robyn McDougle, Ph.D., fac­ulty di­rec­tor of the Of­fice of Public Pol­icy Out­reach and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of crim­i­nal jus­tice at the Wilder School.

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