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FRA staffer to be panelist at Richmond conference


The Fredericksburg Regional Alliance’s director of marketing and global business development will be a panelist at an upcoming conference in Richmond focusing on economic development in the greater Central Virginia region.

Linwood Thomas will join a Jan. 15 panel comprising officials from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Virginia’s Gateway Region and Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development.

They will discuss current initiatives and strategies for attracting business to the region, as well as opportunities for new economic development.

The Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate is organizing the event, which will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Country Club of Virginia. Tickets cost $25 for members and $45 for non-members. Click here for event details.

Faith McClintic, who was formerly Stafford County’s assistant director of economic development and is now economic development manager for the Bowman Consulting Group, will moderate the event.