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Deputy Secretary Visits SVHEC

The Honorable Mary Rae Carter, deputy secretary of Commerce and Trade for Rural Economic Development (left), recently toured the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and met with SVHEC officials.

Carter serves as the Secretary of Commerce and Trade’s senior liaison to rural parts of the commonwealth and assists in the development, communication and implementation of policies and strategies for rural economic development and job creation.

Deputy Secretary Carter will be the keynote speaker at the SVHEC’s inaugural Workforce Forward 2011 Forum to be held Sept. 23 at The Prizery. Steve Bridges (right), community marketing manager with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, accompanied Deputy Secretary Carter to the SVHEC.

For more information about the SVHEC or the Workforce Forward 2011 Forum visit or call 434-572-5440 and toll free 1-800-283-0098.