Friday, May 28, 2010

Loudoun Economic Development VIP Reception 2010

Last night's VIP reception at the Belmont Country Club was very well attended,well organized and overall a very successful event, bringing together the business and government leadership engaged in promoting Loudoun County's economic development. The German economic development contingent from Main-Taunus-Kreis (MTK - Loudoun's "sister county") was in attendance to help enjoy Loudoun wines, a fife-and-drum performance, a brief rain shower and Supervisor Susan Klimek-Buckley's address to the crowd and BOS/BOE and other County notables present. Buckley's remarks focused first on the successful unfreeze by Governor McDonnell of the Local Composite Index (LCI), led in part by rigorous opposition from the County government, business and education communities, that resulted in $34M restored funding for Loudoun education. We had an especially engaging discussion with VA State Senator Mark Herring regarding Loudoun Internet Marketing and Social Media, encouraging he and his staff to jump on board the kind of Internet economic development initiatives Loudoun County is rolling out, and participating more in government/citizen online social media forums like GovLoop. All-in-all, a great event!

Pictured below is Supervisor Klimek-Buckley's address

Loudoun Economic Development VIP Reception

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