Virginia Economic Review

Our quarterly publication, Virginia Economic Review, provides an insider look at Virginia’s economy, its diverse array of world-class companies, its amazing talent, and its stunning natural beauty, as well as insights from national thought leaders.

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Tom Walker, DroneUp
Fourth Quarter 2022

An Inside Look at Drone Innovation: A Conversation With Tom Walker

Tom Walker, founder and CEO of DroneUp, a provider of drone delivery and flight services discusses DroneUp’s history and growth in Virginia, and the company’s work to grow the unmanned industry in Virginia through a unique educational partnership.

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Paul's Fan Company, Buchanan County
Fourth Quarter 2022

Paul’s Fan Company Leverages International Sales for Domestic Expansion

Paul's Fan Company in Buchanan County was founded in 1958 as a small machine shop servicing the coal mining industry. It evolved over the years to expand its focus and, thanks to strong growth in the early 2000s, eventually purchased the Jeffrey Fans line from construction equipment giant…

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Hemoshear Therapeutics, Inc., Charlottesville
Fourth Quarter 2022

Virginia Universities Prove Fertile Ground for Startups

Virginia’s higher education system, consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, is well established as an elite talent incubator. But the Commonwealth’s universities, both public and private, also serve as a launching pad for startup companies.

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VER Q4 2022 News Page Tile
Fourth Quarter 2022

A Home for Business for More Than 400 Years

The Commonwealth of Virginia has existed as a business venture since its inception in 1607. More than 400 years on, Virginia is still known as one of the best states in the country for business and is top-ranking for business climate, business friendliness, or their overall state rankings. Today,…

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Markel Corporation
Third Quarter 2022

The Story Behind an Iconic American Hike: A Conversation With Philip D'Anieri

Author Philip D’Anieri spoke about the history of the Appalachian Trail inside and outside Virginia, why he chose to cover the trail’s history through a human lens, and the inseparability of urban planning from the natural environment.

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McAfee Knob, Roanoke County
Third Quarter 2022

The Heart of the Appalachian Trail

Virginia Offers Challenge and Respite as Midpoint for Thru-Hikers

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Podcasts

Rene Rodgers Podcast Headshot VER Q3 2022

Following the Crooked Road: A Conversation With René Rodgers

September 30, 2022

Head Curator, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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The Story Behind an Iconic American Hike: A Conversation With Philip D’Anieri

September 30, 2022

Author, “The Appalachian Trail: A Biography”

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