January 18, 2020

Rise of home workers, super commuters (The Free Lance-Star)

Gentry Study on At-Home and Commuting Workers

Lance Gentry, Professor, College of Business

Lance Gentry, Professor, College of Business

The Free Lance-Star newspaper highlighted a new study by College of Business Professor Lance Gentry. According to the article, Gentry discovered that “the two fastest-growing trends in the region appear on to be somewhat contradictory: A growing number of area residents are working from home (now over 5 percent) or commuting 90 minutes or more one way to get to their places of employment (now over 10 percent).” Read more. 

GWRC seeks community input for plan to bring good jobs here (The Free Lance-Star)

Gentry To Host Session at George Washington Regional Commission Event

Lance Gentry, Professor, College of Business

Lance Gentry, Professor, College of Business

Lance Gentry, a professor in the College of Business, will present a session with Rappahannock United Way President Janel Donohue, ”Understanding the Region: Who are we and what are our opportunities?” on Oct. 17 at UMW’s Stafford Campus. The session will be one of three free sessions presented by the George Washington Regional Commission as part of its new program, Good Jobs Here.

According to an article in The Free Lance-Star, Gentry and Donohue will “discuss some of the key demographics and opportunities related specifically to Planning District 16. This will include a look at new data on the region’s workforce, including those who commute, and some unique opportunities that the region has to develop and grow economically.”

“The session will also take a special look at the portions of the region’s population that are working but struggling, so they can be included in the program’s long-term plans for success.”

Read the entire article here. 

Gentry Presents Research to Chamber of Commerce

Lance Gentry,  associate professor in the College of Business, presented research on telework trends and public policy implications to the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and helped lead a workshop on potential public policy improvements on Feb. 9, 2017.