2017 Census of Agriculture and the Economy of the West Piedmont Planning District

In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the 2017 Census of Agriculture which, according to the website, serves the purpose of quantifying many variables of agriculture including characteristics of operators, practices of production, farm profits and disbursements, and other indicators.  At a more basic level, the Census of Agriculture […]

Mountain Biking Trails in the West Piedmont Planning District

Mountain biking is a popular activity in the U.S., and this form of cycling is no exception in Virginia.  The West Piedmont Planning District is home to a number of mountain biking venues, and these destinations are described in detail below. Fairystone State Park Trails Fairystone State Park, located along […]

RIDE Solutions Working to Integrate Google Maps into RIDE-Matching App

As was revealed via a press release two weeks ago, RIDE Solutions has partnered with Agile Mile to offer an automatic ride-matching app, which is a very effective means by which carpoolers throughout the region can connect with one-another.  This new system, which offers points toward rewards when users log […]

RIDE Solutions Kicks off Business Outreach with Monogram Foods

Since July, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission has been coordinating the RIDE Solutions program here in the West Piedmont Planning District.  Since that time, we have been promoting the program through various means such as ads in magazines, and a job fair and trade show, with more events to […]