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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Region 2000 Local Government Council announce the formation of the Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership

LYNCHBURG, Va., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Region 2000 Technology Council,the Region 2000 Economic Development Council, the Region 2000 Workforce Investment Board, and the Region 2000 Local Government Council announce the formation of the Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership.

The Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership is a new approach to better coordinate regional economic and technology development, work force development,and public infrastructure planning in Region 2000, a 2000 square mile areathat includes the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, along with the counties ofAmherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell.

The Partnership is a way to solidify the working relationships between these like-minded organizations. It is also a way to market a one-stopapproach to help the citizens of Region 2000 locate the appropriate contact they are looking for. A combined coordinating committee has been created to assist in the development of the Partnership.

A new website gives a brief description of the Partnership and serves to guide visitors to the appropriate organization based upon their interest. A new central phone number (434.845.2000) is also operational.

Contacts:
Gary Christie, Executive Director
Local Government Council 434 845-5678 x 11
gary.christie@regcomm.org

Lee Cobb, Executive Director
Region 2000 Economic Development Council 434 845-1447
lcobb@region2000.org

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