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  • Foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship and the infrastructure needed for it to flourish.

  • Promote development and commercialization of new technology including applications for existing sectors of the economy.

  • Focus the region’s messaging to fully address the region’s strengths, while enhancing targeted messages

  • for specific audiences.

  • Promote ultra high-speed Internet for the region.

  • Demand globally respected educational institutions and cultural resources.




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High Speed Rail to Hampton Roads
Dan Bell / Cathy Lewis

13:54 min
What's new at FHR?
Dan Bell / Cathy Lewis

29:53 min
Hampton Roads Regional License Plate
Dan Bell / Cathy Lewis

29:03 min
Virginia on Two Rails
Cathy Lewis

54:03 min




Future of Hampton Roads provides this article as some potentially supportive information on helping businesses succeed:

The Untold Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Sorry were closedWhy do these reasons remain untold? Simple. Most of the time, the business owner doesn't realize that these reasons are what caused their failure, and consultants generally don't ask the kinds of questions that would identify them.

There have been many articles written on the subject of why businesses fail, and most of them point to the same reasons, such as:

• Inadequate funding

• Bad location

• Lack of a well thought-out business plan

• Poor execution

• Bad management

• Expanding too quickly

• Insufficient marketing or promotion

• Inability to adapt to a changing marketplace

• Failure to keep overhead costs low

• Underestimating competitors

These reasons are widespread and no doubt cause many businesses to fail. However, the reason for a company's failure is not always something so obvious. Here are 6 lesser-known reasons why a business might fail. Why do these reasons remain untold? Most of the time, the business owner doesn't realize that these reasons are what caused their failure, and consultants generally don't ask the kinds of questions that would identify them.

Our Areas of Focus

Moving Minds

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This pertains to the study of intermodal transportation impacts within Hampton Roads - light rail, high speed rail and other forms of mass transit, and roads, bridges and tunnels.
 

Moving People

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The study of the importance of regional cooperation for enhancing the economy and quality of life in Southeastern Virginia and becoming a united region.
 

Moving Goods

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The study of Regional Economic Growth and Competitiveness. Improved roads and infrastructure, rail, workforce development, education, jobs, stopping brain-drain, and an invigorated sense of esprit de corps for the entire region of Hampton Roads.
 

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The Mission:
Work with Next Gen to improve their chances of success in business as well as regional stewardship.

The Vision:  Sharing information to educate, employ and engage Next Gen.
 

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The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.