The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) is a non-profit membership organization serving the greater Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Its members are creators and users of technology who gather together for education, networking and business development. By helping technology businesses in the area succeed and grow, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council is an integral component of the region, helping to bring high-paying technology jobs to the Valley.
Nicky Swayne, Executive Director
(540) 568-7882 | email@example.com
800 S. Main Street | MSC 4901 | Harrisonburg, VA, 22807
SVTC GRANT CHARTER
The importance of technology in the Commonwealth of Virginia has grown tremendously over the past decade. Virginia is experiencing significant economic growth at this time. This growth has been fueled by the substantial growth of information technology in many parts of the state. The draft "Blueprint for Technology-Based Economic Growth in Virginia" unveiled on May 21 1997 underlines the importance of this. However, as the "Blueprint" distinctly communicates, "if significant investments in its capacity to grow and support this sector are not made, its success will be short lived."
Another significant challenge facing the Commonwealth that is not fully addressed in the Blueprint is that of regional disparities across the state with regard to technology-based economic spine for the immediate future. However, it is extremely important that other regions participate in the economic shift to technology-based and high performance industries. To this end, the office of Economic Development and Partnership Programs at James Madison University seeks to support the establishment of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC).
The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) was established in 1997 through a grant written by the office of Research and Program Innovation at James Madison University. The council membership consists of business, government and education leaders acting as technology design, infrastructure and application advocates and users.
There is no need to establish geographic boundaries on SVTC. Companies and public entities will self-select based on the cost and perceived value of membership. SVTC will evolve as a community of shared interests and values without regard to place. All are welcome to join us
The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council is one of 10 councils in the State of Virginia. During the year our members network and collaborate with the other councils throughout Virginia as part of their membership benefits. To learn more about the other councils in the region visit www.thevta.org.