The Virginia Chamber of Commerce held its Economic Summit on Friday, December 7 in Williamsburg. VASS served as a participating host in support of the Virginia Chamber and its efforts to connect businesses to K-12 education. Workforce development is significant in Virginia’s economy and many of the speakers encouraged collaboration between K-12 education, higher education, and the business community. Kudos to those superintendents who were able to attend. As part of the business panel, representatives from major companies in Virginia cited the business and education partnership as the key for Virginia’s future economy.