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Workforce director tapped for jobs council
SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013Dr. Nettie Simon-Owens, director of Workforce Services at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, has been appointed to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Rural Jobs Council.
The Rural Jobs Council will make recommendations to address the challenges to economic growth in rural Virginia, and develop a statewide rural infrastructure plan to include transportation, education, and community development.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the Rural Jobs Council,” said Simon-Owens. “I am grateful for the opportunity to participate on this Council and will contribute as fully as I can to help fulfill the goals we have been charged with.”
The Rural Jobs Council is chaired by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and is made up of legislators and leaders in business, manufacturing, education, agriculture, and healthcare.
“Virginia’s rural communities are the heart and soul of our Commonwealth and we must do everything we can to bring jobs and opportunity to these regions,” said Gov. McDonnell in a prepared statement.
“I am confident this group will develop thoughtful recommendations and a solid infrastructure plan for rural Virginia.”
For more information about the Rural Jobs Council visit http://www.governor.virginia.gov/ruraljobscouncil/index.cfm 451
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