USDA Rural Development Roundtable Set for March
The CSPDC is hosting a Rural Development Roundtable on March 15 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. Staff from Virginia's USDA Rural Development office will offer information about funding available through USDA-Rural Development's programs. This is an opportunity for local governments, community leaders, not-for-profits, and other organizations to learn how they might partner with USDA-Rural Development on community projects such as sewer and water improvements; homeownership and essential housing improvements; community facility projects including health care clinics, police and fire stations, community centers, schools and child care centers; broadband projects; and rural business initiatives. Additional details about the workshop will be forthcoming or contact Elizabeth McCarty at email@example.com.
CSPDC Population Grows by 3.8 Percent
On January 27, the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service released the 2015 population estimates for Virginia and its counties and cities. The Weldon Cooper Center's population estimates, prepared annually, are the official figures for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The estimates are based on changes since 2010 in housing stock, school enrollment, births, deaths and drivers' license issuances.
According to the Weldon Cooper Center, Virginia's population grew by 4.8 percent since the 2010 Census, outpacing the national growth rate of 4.1 percent. Virginia remains the nation's 12th-largest state. Virginia's growth rate, however, has moderated. The slowing growth rate is caused by a combination of factors including a decrease in the number of people moving into Virginia, an increase in the number of deaths and a declining birth rate.
The population of the CSPDC grew by 3.8 percent. Reflecting a trend across Virginia, all cities within the CSPDC experienced an increase in population since the 2010 Census. Population data (1900-2015) is available for CSPDC localities on the CSPDC's Regional Data Center.
HB2 Application Scores Announced
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Around the Region CSPDC Newsletter, February 2016
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