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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Regional housing summit to highlight opportunities

Developers, builders, contractors, and home renovators looking for new residential housing opportunities of all types and price points should plan to visit the Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.

The summit, which also is targeted for financial institutions, architects, local community representatives, and others in the construction industry, will highlight opportunities in the cities of Danville and Martinsville and the counties of Franklin, Halifax, Patrick, and Pittsylvania.

The goal of the summit to spur new residential housing construction.

“The southern region of Virginia is the next new sweet spot from a building development perspective,” said Barbara Fiedor, assistant director of economic development for the Danville Office of Economic Development and Tourism. “Land remains affordable, and the infrastructure and resources are here.”

Ryan Price, chief economist for the Virginia Realtors Association, will be the keynote speaker.

The full-day event will feature:

  • An overview of regional housing data.
  • Regional opportunities for development.
  • A panel discussion on housing resources and incentives.
  • A panel discussion on financing options.
  • An exhibit hall and one-on-one match-making sessions between developers and localities to discuss interest in projects.
  • A networking reception.

On Friday, Aug. 19, site tours will be held.

The registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 1. For more information and to register, visit summit/.

The sponsors for the event are Dewberry, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Lester Building Supply, Movement Mortgage, Blair Construction, the Dan River Region Association of Realtors, Riverside Roof Truss, Chandler Concrete, Solex Architecture, American National Bank & Trust Company, The Harvest Foundation, Supply Resources, Wilkins & Co., and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.

About the City of Danville’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism

The primary mission of the Danville Office of Economic Development and Tourism is to create an environment conducive for job creation, wealth creation, and quality of life improvements. The office achieves these goals through new business recruitment, business retention and expansion, and the facilitation of entrepreneurial endeavors, which all come together to enhance the economic well-being of the community. The office also is responsible for leading tourism efforts by branding and promoting Danville and Pittsylvania County to differentiate it from other regional competitors through advertising, promotions, trade events, and visitor experience initiatives to stimulate economic growth for the region.

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