Community Audit

Virginia Economic Bridge, Inc.'s Community Audit magnifies your community's needs.

By taking a closer look at your community, the Community Audit provides information to act as a strategic planning manual, marketing and training package, thus creating a toolbox for each community. As a strategic research tool, the audit provides outcomes including, but not limited to:

  • A forecast of economic and workforce climate
  • Determination of the economic growth sectors of area
  • Recognition of business needs
  • Recognition of training needs
  • Identification of the gap between the needs of job seekers, business and area training providers

This particular process can be used in any community, at any level, whether local or regional.

Findings of the NR/MR Community Audit!

In 2002, the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Board(WIB) of Virginia's WIB Area II contracted with Virginia Economic Bridge, Inc. to perform a 12-month needs assessment for the region. Utilizing economic, workforce and community analyses, a Community Audit was developed to address the opportunities and challenges existing in the counties of Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, Washington and Wythe, as well as the cities of Radford, Galax and Bristol.

Virginia Economic Bridge partners with the Virginia TSA to provide programming and workforce development opportunities to Virginia TSA members.

Virginia Economic Bridge is pleased to announce that it is serving as the Foundation Partner in connecting the Virginia TSA with business and industry leaders who have an interest in the development and education of our commonwealth's future workforce in the areas of Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

“Virginia Economic Bridge recognizes the importance of consistently investing in the future workforce of the Commonwealth. This partnership allows both VEB and Virginia TSA to strengthen and enhance opportunities for Virginia students to develop globally competitive technical and business skills. We sincerely believe this will enhance the students’ ability to prosper and succeed in meeting future workforce needs in their own regions, in the Commonwealth, and beyond” stated Carl Mitchell, President & CEO.

“Virginia TSA seeks to provide the Commonwealth of Virginia with a world class, highly motivated, and technologically competent workforce. Being able to connect and showcase the talents of Virginia TSA members is very important to us as we seek to enhance our skills to meet the business needs of the Commonwealth,” said Jason Dreyzehner, Virginia TSA President.

The Virginia Association of the Technology Student Association (Virginia TSA) was chartered in Virginia to prepare students for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering and to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the education of the future workforce.