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Real Action Leadership Learning is building community leadership capacity and reinforcing collaborative, entrepreneurial communities across the region. A strategy of the Opportunity SWVA initiative, Rally SWVA is an action learning mini-grant program that engages community leaders in working together to make their community a better place for small businesses.

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Book shop to open in former Gate City bakery

GATE CITY — What was once home to The Family Bakery will now be the location of a new family business, Maple Tree Book Shop and Coffee House. Owners Steve and Connie Adkins, along with their daughter Catie Cox, have transformed the space into a bookstore and coffee...

Sixty Second Stories

Communities across Southwest Virginia are organizing to support local businesses. We’re capturing the efforts in Opportunity SWVA’s Sixty Second Stories.  Each series of short clips highlights public and private efforts aligning to support businesses and advance the community.

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