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The community leadership initiative Reinvent Hampton Roads held a briefing and discussion session at Virginia Wesleyan College June 23 focused on an Industry Cluster Analysis currently underway for the region. The study—sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and conducted by The Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University in conjunction with Old Dominion University’s Regional Institute—provides critical analysis designed to pinpoint specific growth targets and needs for Hampton Roads’ existing industry clusters within a five-year period. The briefing reviewed accomplishments to date, highlighted requirements for regional economic growth and presented a draft action plan. The June 23 meeting follows two previous sessions held in March and May. Virginia Wesleyan College President Scott D. Miller welcomed attendees to campus: "Much of the focus of our marketing, messaging, and branding here at Virginia Wesleyan College is inspired by the amazing array of quality-of-life amenities, attractions, and value-added features available throughout the Hampton Roads/Coastal Virginia area,” said President Miller. “As our enrollment strategy here becomes increasingly national in focus, we have much to share with prospective students and their families, from around the country, about this attractive, vibrant region that offers much to enjoy, and much to engage with. I can think of no other region in the country that offers such a wealth and diversity of opportunities for employment and enjoyment." Learn more at