Friends of Southwest Virginia
Request for Proposal
St. Paul, VA Ecological Campus
Friends of Southwest Virginia, on behalf of the Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI), is inviting proposals regarding development of a feasibility assessment and implementation plan for the establishment of an ecological campus in St. Paul, VA. The project is multifaceted in that it combines ecology, environmental stewardship, community and economic development, entrepreneurship, community design and planning, and outdoor recreation to stimulate opportunity, resilience, and sustainability in communities transitioning from dependence on the coal industry. Entities intending to formally respond to this request are required to attend a pre-submission conference in St. Paul, VA scheduled for noon on September 30, 2016. The deadline for responding to this request is 5:00PM, October 28, 2016. The full RFP and additional information on the initiative can be accessed on the CRVI website: www.clinchriverva.com/
"We could throw around lingo like 'cultural tourism' and 'business ecosystem.' It’s easier, though, to just talk about beer."