Buchanan County's growing educational cluster

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Buchanan County, Virginia has developed an interesting economic development strategy that departs from the traditional path. Civic leaders in Buchanan County decided to build their economic future around a new cluster of educational institutions. By developing a cluster in educational services, the county has begun the to diversify its economy.

Interestingly, the county is developing small niche markets. So, for example, the latest ever focuses on a pharmacy school. In the pipeline, the county has plans to open a private forensic laboratory to partner with the pharmacy school. The private forensic lab would be able to conduct outsourcing work for state forensic labs and private organizations. Read more.

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