By John Crane, Danville Register & Bee
The Dan River has weathered changes over the last few decades and can expect more over the next 20 years, said a community and economic development advisor Thursday morning.
“This region is no stranger to change,” said Beth Doughty, senior fellow with the Danville Regional Foundation, during a Business at Breakfast event at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.
More than 100 community leaders attended the event hosted by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.
Doughty gave a summary of Danville’s progress and a presentation on the Partnership for Regional Prosperity, a Danville-Pittsylvania County group with a mission to “cultivate strategic transformation by convening, encouraging and organizing efforts to build prosperity.”
The group’s formation is the outcome of a recommendation from the 2019 Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan, which was jointly funded by Danville, Pittsylvania and the Danville Regional Foundation in 2018.