Virginia’s economy has been at the top of news headlines in recent weeks. With Amazon’s new headquarters making its way to Arlington County, Virginia seems set to see major economic growth in the coming years.

NORTHERN Virginia, that is.

In a state like Virginia, our economies are distinctly divided between urban and rural, with much of the attention focused on our D. C. suburbs and midsize cities. Economic development in rural counties is often pushed to the backburner.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) offers the opportunity for Virginia to look at the entirety of its economy and prioritize an industry that benefits every corner of the state -- not just the large dots on the map.



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