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Virginia Performs: Taking the Regional View

Every state is comprised of scores of counties and cities and towns which often work independently of one another. However, these entities also share important characteristics -- geographical, economic, cultural -- that make it natural for them to be viewed and considered together and to work together on shared needs and projects.

In order to make Virginia Performs more effective and responsive to the state's overall goals, the Council on Virginia's Future developed a regional model of the state that would:

  • Enable comparisons of local outcomes (e.g., high school graduation rates) reflected in the performance indicators on Virginia Performs
  • Facilitate regional forums and other discussions to develop strategies designed to improve outcomes

Details on these regions are available below.

Virginia Performs: The Eight Regions of Virginia. View an interactive map and locality listing.

Regional Scorecards. Explore scorecards that summarize regional performance on over 30 societal indicators.

Regional Trends at a Glance. Data analysis-based trends for the near future.