Loudoun Chamber Reacts to Publication of the Loudoun Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan Draft

by Andrea Winey

County housing staff unveils strategy to address housing shortage Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber, which collectively represents over 1,100 member businesses and tens of thousands of employees across the region, shared its support and initial review of the Loudoun County Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan (UHNSP) Draft published by Loudoun County Staff on April 1st, 2021. […]

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Guest Blog: Jason Stanford, President of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

by Andrea Winey

For more on the monumental $3.7B rail agreement, we’ve asked the President of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Jason Stanford, to give us an update on its impact and what it will mean for our region. Yesterday Virginia, CSX, Amtrak and VRE signed a historic agreement that will make Virginia’s Transforming Rail in Virginia project […]

New Dulles Greenway Legislation: What Does This Bill Mean for Your Bills?

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs The Dulles Greenway in many ways is responsible for shaping Loudoun into the community we have today.  Development follows permanent infrastructure.  So when a four-lane highway opens up through the middle of a primarily undeveloped section of Loudoun bordering Fairfax County and Dulles […]

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Addressing the Housing Shortage, Supervisors Add 75 More Affordable Units

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton DeButts, Vice President of Government Affairs This past week the Loudoun Board of Supervisors approved a new development that will bring 75 more affordable residences into Loudoun County.  Thank you to Supervisors Turner, Briskman, Kershner, Buffington, and Glass for your prioritization of Loudoun’s housing needs through this approval. The Chamber used this […]

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Op-Ed: Invest in Critical Needs, Not Expensive Distractions

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs Loudoun is experiencing a housing affordability crisis, a problem that will require significant public and private sector resources to address. Yet, while Loudoun County has rightfully made this issue an increasingly higher priority in recent years, the proposed FY22 budget offers no dedicated […]

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Bills That Impact Your Business – General Assembly Update

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton DeButts, Vice President of Membership & Government Affairs Due to the Governor’s Special Session proclamation made last week, the General Assembly will stay in session an additional 16 days.  This would make the total session length 46 days which is traditional during an odd-year session. Many major pieces of legislation that pose […]

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General Assembly Crossover Update

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs Compared to the over 120 days that the Virginia General Assembly spent in Session in 2020, the 2021 30-Day Session may feel like the blink of an eye to some.  Session began only two Wednesday’s ago and today marks the halfway point. Many major […]

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Board of Supervisors Approves Emergency Broadband Initiative

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs At the last Business Meeting of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Supervisors Kershner (Catoctin) and Buffington (Blue Ridge) brought to the Board a proposal for the extension of broadband into Western Loudoun County.  This proposal, as detailed below was unanimously approved. The Chamber […]

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Governor Northam Press Conference Summary

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton DeButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs Today, Governor Northam hosted a press conference to update Virginians on the COVID-19 spread and mitigation efforts in the state.  Virginia is the 4th best state for slowing the spread of the virus.  Despite that success, the Commonwealth is still experiencing record daily cases and […]

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Governor Announces New Executive Orders on Gathering, Masks, and Alcohol Sales

by Andrea Winey

Post written by Grafton DeButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs On Friday, Governor Northam shared a video which introduced a new set of business and gathering restrictions in hopes to avoid the increased spread of COVID-19 that is being seen across the country.   The spread of the virus in Loudoun County remains lower than […]