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March 10, 2018
Thousands of people work, play, dine and socialize on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall every day — and some of them connect their phones and computers to the mall’s free Wi-Fi network. The $7.5 million Downtown Mall rebricking and renovation project in 2009 included a contract with Blue Ridge InterNetworks ...
March 06, 2018
The Charlottesville City Council on Monday voted, 3-1, to award a one-time grant of $75,000 to support marketing efforts by the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville. Mayor Nikuyah Walker voted against the resolution, while Councilor Wes Bellamy was absent. City Councilor Kathy Galvin said the grant would help stores ...
October 04, 2017
Startup wins economic development incentives from state, city After completing its first year with its original team of five co-founders, Charlottesville software startup Astraea is poised to enter a phase of rapid growth. Last week, the office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Astraea would expand its offices in Charlottesville ...
August 27, 2017
The city of Charlottesville recently unveiled an online portal for datasets from the city government, with the hope that “civic hackers” will use the data to improve the community. Many American cities have adopted policies governing the online distribution of open data. By definition, open data is free, has no ...
July 08, 2017
A new initiative is promoting candy, furniture and software under a single brand: Made in Charlottesville. The program, sponsored by the city’s Office of Economic Development, aims to increase the visibility of businesses that design or manufacture products within the city limits. “There are many businesses in Charlottesville that ...
June 03, 2017
The inaugural Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day brought together designers, software developers and other members of the community to tackle challenges facing local government and nonprofits. Civic Innovation Day was organized by Smart Cville, a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of technology to drive innovation in local government and improve ...