24 counties: Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, York, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry, Sussex, Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg
Target Industries: Modeling and Simulation (M&S), Port-related industries including: Transportation, Warehousing and Distribution (TWD), Base Realignment
The SEVA-PORT WIRED partners are fostering the region's economic diversification capitalizing on growth opportunities associated with the port. The initiative seeks to integrate, enhance and build talent development linkages between the emerging Modeling and Simulation (M&S) industry and the mature and expanding port-related industries of Transportation and Warehousing and Distribution (TWD).
The project will align workforce, economic development and education program planning and delivery around industry-driven training, research and development, and entrepreneurship. It will also seek to mitigate base realignment actions and automotive manufacturing industry downsizing by supporting their transition to M&S and TWD occupations.