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Goals of the BEV

The Blacksburg Electronic Village is an outreach effort of Virginia Tech, in partnership with the Town of Blacksburg. The goals of the project are to:

  • Continue to foster the virtual community that has been created to complement and enhance the physical community.
  • Further refine the model for creating electronic communities in other towns.
  • Investigate the factors that make community networks self-supporting and responsive to user needs.
  • Provide support and assistance to other communities that are trying to develop healthy community networks.