CHESTERFIELD, Va. --Leaders in Chesterfield County leaders assessed the “state of the county,” with just 16 days left in the year.
County Administrator Jay Stegmaier spoke to business and community leaders over breakfast Tuesday, at Johnston Willis Hospital.
Stegmaier said Chesterfield has seen its largest population growth in central Virginia since 2010.
He credited a good housing market and business investments.
The crime rate is down county wide and graduation rates are improving, too.
While most of the report was glowing, Stegmaier said the county needs to focus on continued growth.
He pointed specifically to 2013, when residents voted to revitalize aging schools.
"We`re not just touching the schools, we`re touching the whole neighborhood,” he said. “We`re improving road infrastructure, sewer and water infrastructure, adding sidewalks to make the communities more walkable.”
“All of these things feed off of one another to build a better community,” he said.
Stegmaier said maintaining financial discipline will continue to promote growth in Chesterfield.