09 Feb Press Release: Friends of Southwest Virginia Releases Annual Report
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing
Friends of Southwest Virginia
FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
RELEASES 2023 ANNUAL REPORT
ABINGDON, Va. (Tuesday, February 13, 2023) – The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Southwest Virginia have released their 2023 Annual Report. The report outlines the regional economic impact of community and tourism development initiatives, regional marketing and branding, updates to the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center, and updates with ‘Round the Mountain Artisan Network and The Crooked Road.
“Southwest Virginia experienced advancements in the community development and tourism sectors last year. As an organization, we are delighted to have collaborated with our incredible regional partners, playing an integral role in fostering the expansion of the creative economy,” said Kim Davis, Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and Friends of Southwest Virginia. “This report outlines numerous initiatives and projects that create immense pride, whether unveiled in the preceding year or nearing their final stages of completion.”
To access the full Annual Report and learn more about the work of Friends of Southwest Virginia, visit HERE.
For more information on the SWVA Cultural Heritage Foundation and Friends of Southwest Virginia, visit FriendsofSWVA.org.
The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation is the coordinating body for cultural heritage tourism and economic development efforts fostering Southwest Virginia’s creative economy. Through a supporting nonprofit, the Friends of Southwest Virginia, the combined entities help localities, businesses, individuals, artists, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs mobilize and succeed. A multifaceted plan identifies the cultural and natural assets of the region; coordinates initiatives, organizations, and venues engaged in cultural and natural heritage toward more efficient operations for all partner organizations; and develops a comprehensive strategy and capital improvements plan to maximize the impact of state investments in this significant restructuring effort. For more information about the Friends of Southwest Virginia, visit FriendsofSWVA.org.