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  • Outbursts [34]

    is a monthly publication of the Office of Outreach and International Affairs

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  • Gendered performances, masculinities, and (dis)empowerment through the intersection of food insecurity, migration, and violence in rural Honduras 

    Williams, Rebecca J. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2020-02-13)
    The Women and Gender in International Development Discussion Series is organized by the Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) and is an InclusiveVT initiative of Outreach and International ...
  • The Future of Unmanned Systems in Virginia 

    Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science; Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development (Uncork-It Communications, 2014)
    Through this report, Virginia Tech became a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) test site. OED provided an overview of the issues and opportunities concerning autonomous vehicles in order ...
  • Virginia small satellite initiative investment could return millions 

    Unknown author (Office of Economic Development, 2016-10)
    The OED evaluated a proposal by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the Small Satellites Virginia Initiative program and found the program could bring up to $16.2 million to the state.
  • Munda, Land, and Gender: Understanding Indigeneity in the Neoliberal State of Jharkhand, India 

    Raonka, Pallavi (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-11-14)
    The Women and Gender in International Development Discussion Series is organized by the Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) and is an InclusiveVT initiative of Outreach and International ...
  • Caribbean Women and Reparatory Justice: Reclaiming, Rebuilding and Restoring Communities Through Migration 

    Baldwin, Andrea N. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-10-08)
    The women and gender in international development discussion series is organized by the center for international research, education, and development (CIRED) and is an inclusive VT initiative of outreach and international ...
  • Sap-sucking insect records (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha and Thysanoptera: Thripidae) from Indonesia 

    Watson, Gillian W.; Muniappan, Rangaswamy; Shepard, B. Merle; Sembel, Dantje T.; Rauf, Aunu; Carner, Gerald R.; Benson, Eric P. (Florida Entomological Society, 2014-12)
    Sap-sucking insects (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha and Thysanoptera: Thripidae) collected in Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi were identified. From 28 samples collected on 9 crop and ornamental host-plant species, 21 species of ...
  • Four Stories About Food Sovereignty: The Potential and Limits of Community Action and Transnational Solidarity under Conditions of Global Capitalism 

    Gill, Bikrum Singh (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-10-17)
    The Women and gender in International Development Discussion Series is organized by the Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) and is an Inclusive VT initiative of Outreach and International ...
  • Virginia Tech Food Access and Security Study 

    Hall, Ralph P.; Ranganathan, Shyam; Agnew, Jessica; Christie, Maria Elisa; Kirk, Gary; Lucero, Christian; Clark, Susan F.; Archibald, Thomas G. (Virginia Tech, 2019-10-30)
    There is growing evidence to suggest that a substantial number of college and university students in the United States grapple with food insecurity during their studies. One of the most comprehensive surveys on this issue ...
  • Tertiary Workforce Services Analysis in Southwest Virginia: Childcare 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2018)
    There are many layers to a thriving workforce. According to the three sector economic theory, there is a need for “primary sector” raw materials, “secondary sector” manufacturing and production of goods, and “tertiary ...
  • Examination of Economic and Community Development Opportunities Resulting from the Creation of a Community Kitchen 

    Bonham, Whitney; Lyon-Hill, Sarah; Erickson, Julie; Sirmons, Clarence (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2013)
    The Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development (OED) was contracted by the City of Roanoke’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Freedom First Credit Union to evaluate community and economic development opportunities ...
  • Tertiary Workforce Services Analysis in Southwest Virginia: Behavioral Health 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2018)
    There are many layers to a thriving workforce. According to the three sector economic theory, there is a need for “primary sector” raw materials, “secondary sector” manufacturing and production of goods, and “tertiary ...
  • The Crooked Road Economic Impact Factsheet 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2016)
    The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail promotes Southwest Virginia’s music and culture by marketing over 60 cultural music venues to tourists from around the world. During summer 2015, the Virginia Tech Office ...
  • Assessing Opportunities for Agriculture and Agritourism at Montpelier 

    Mayer, Adam; Burke, Patrick; Ononpa, Nick; Lyon-Hill, Sarah; Travis, Elli; Daugherty, Dick; Tate, Scott (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2015)
    Orange County, with a planning grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID), administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), engaged the Virginia ...
  • Rural Retreat Train Depot Stakeholder Visioning 

    Gould, Maeve; Hesenjan, Faruk; Lyon-Hill, Sarah; Mawyer, Adam; Onopa, Nick; Provo, John (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2016)
    In spring 2016 the Rural Retreat Depot Foundation commissioned the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development to assist in the visioning of the historic Rural Retreat Train Depot. This technical assistance included ...
  • Economic Impact Analysis of Virginia Tech Football 

    Lyon-Hill, Sarah; Alwang, Jeffrey R.; Mawyer, Adam; Burke, Patrick; Budzevski, Leeann (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2015-02-20)
    This report estimates the economic contributions of Virginia Tech football to the New River Valley MSA and the Roanoke Valley MSA (NRRV). Virginia Tech football contributes economically to the NRRV in two ways. First, the ...
  • Economic Impact Analysis of the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport 

    Travis, Elli (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2016-12-22)
    This report estimates the economic contributions of the Virginia Tech – Montgomery Executive Airport (VTMEA) to the New River Valley (NRV). The current operations of the VTMEA contribute to the local region in three ways. ...
  • An Economic Impact Analysis of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail 

    Lyon-Hill, Sarah; Dowd, Frances; Burke, Patrick (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2016-03-01)
    The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail promotes Southwest Virginia’s music and culture by marketing over 60 cultural music venues across 19 counties, four independent cities and over 50 towns. Since 2003, The ...
  • Same Ecosystem, Different Entrepreneurs: An assessment model for measuring diverse entrepreneurial ecosystems 

    Lyon-Hill, Sarah; Tate, Scott; Cowell, Maggie; Gupta, Khushboo; Keneshlo, Yaser (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2017)
    This paper explores how to measure entrepreneurial ecosystems with an urban-rural mix by using Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s four indicators framework and while accounting for the needs of different types of entrepreneurs ...
  • 2017 Quarter 4 New River Mount Rogers (WDA II) Quarterly Workforce Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2017)
    Welcome to the 2017 fourth quarter workforce report, produced by the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development on behalf of the New River Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (WDA II). This region comprises the New ...
  • 2017 Quarter 4 Southwest Virginia (WDA 1) Quarterly Workforce Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Office of Economic Development, 2017)
    Welcome to the 2017 fourth quarter workforce report produced by the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development on behalf of the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board (WDB). This report covers Workforce Development ...

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