FROM RICHMOND

GUEST OPINION

SUCCESS STORIES

Just nine years ago, Microsoft expressed interest in visiting Mecklenburg County.

I was returning from Lexington, Kentucky, having received a Southern States Innovation Award on behalf of the Tobacco Commission for our Student Forgivable Loan Program.

I received a call from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. They asked if I’d join them in hosting a team from Microsoft. I agreed and asked the following:

Was the Governor coming? If not, the Lt Governor, and finally, if not, the Secretary of Commerce? Each time, the response was. “No.”

 

 

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