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Newsletter 4.12.18: Virginia's Gateway Region Welcomes New President & CEO, In Chesterfield...

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Newsletter 4.12.18: Virginia's Gateway Region Welcomes New President & CEO, In Chesterfield DowDuPont Bets Big on Kevlar and more.





Weekly Newsletter | April 12, 2018


Virginia’s Gateway Region Welcomes New President & CEO


By Virginia's Gateway Region | Full Article


Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Boswell as the organization’s new President & CEO.


With over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sector, Boswell comes to VGR after spending over 20 years working in economic development at the state level. Boswell’s focus on attracting new business, supporting existing business, and collaborating with various federal, state and local authorities to increase job creation and capital investment will serve Virginia’s Gateway Region well as the organization continues to grow and prosper.



In Chesterfield, DowDuPont Bets Big on Kevlar


By Rich Griset | Chesterfield Observer | Full Article


As one of the few female research scientists working in industrial chemistry during the "Mad Men" era, Stephanie Kwolek was pioneering in ways unrelated to her gender.


Working as part of a DuPont team to create a fiber that could replace steel used in radial tires, Kwolek would experience "a case of serendipity" while attempting to convert a solid polymer to a liquid one.



In the News


Richmond Marine Terminal Contributes to Port of Virginia's 9% Volume Surge in March


Broadband Initiative Gains Momentum Across the Gateway Region


Spending the weekend in the Gateway Region? Attend the Petersburg Chamber's Spring Fling, learn more about City Point's history, and attend Park Day at Pamplin Historical Park


Partner Spotlight


Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. They don’t produce car tires, mattresses, tablets, or animal feed. However, these end products contain Evonik products – like 4,000 others, too. Often, it’s just a small amount that Evonik contributes, but that’s exactly what makes the difference. This is how Evonik makes tires more fuel-efficient, mattresses bouncier, tablets more effective, and animal nutrition healthier. That’s specialty chemicals. And Evonik is one of the best in the world.



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