Commerce Head High On Valley

James Madison University’s Efforts Praised As ‘Proxy’ For Success

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Posted: July 24, 2014

Maurice Jones, Virginia’s secretary of commerce, speaks at the Shenandoah Valley Partnership's annual board of directors meeting Wednesday morning. He said the Valley economy is strong because it mixes public- and private-sector jobs. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce President Frank Tamberrino (left) talks with Maurice Jones, Virginia’s secretary of commerce, at the Shenandoah Valley Partnership's annual board of directors meeting Wednesday morning. Jones said the governor’s office will have a series of announcements in the coming weeks designed to boost Virginia’s economy.

HARRISONBURG — While he may have been playing somewhat to his audience, the state’s top economic development official seemed genuinely impressed at what the Shenandoah Valley has to offer.

“You…



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