The VPP is a virtual collaboration maintaining close communication and coordination with regional economic development organizations and respective chambers of commerce. As a regional platform, the VPP works to ensure that its activities and agenda add value to its members and partners while avoiding any duplication of efforts. The VPP Executive Committee and Steering Committee provide leadership for the VPP. Working groups have developed strategies and actions aligned with VPP priorities. Coordinating support to the VPP is provided by a dedicated part-time executive director, Delore Zimmerman, Ph.D. Existing economic development organization staff and resources will augment these services as appropriate.