State budget: 2019 funding, pay increases safe in Virginia spending plan
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Daily Press

Virginia legislators are set to approve a $107 billion budget Friday evening as the 2017 legislative session heads toward the finish line.

Va. budget deal includes raises for teachers, faculty, Capitol Police
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Teachers, college faculty and the Virginia Capitol Police would get pay raises under a budget deal negotiators for the House of Delegates and Senate reached Wednesday.

Southern Virginia GO applies for Regional Council certification
Monday, February 20th, 2017
Danville Register & Bee and Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

The Southern Virginia GO Steering Committee successfully submitted its “Intent To Form” application to seek approval of council membership for the Region 3 Council for GO Virginia on Feb.15.

GO Virginia Council meets
Monday, February 13th, 2017
CBS 19

A new council is bringing leaders in education, government and business together to help grow the economy in Central Virginia.

Session crosses halfway point, House votes on budget
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
The Progress-Index

We have finished day 31 of this year’s 46-day session. Two major deadlines passed this week – cross over and the vote each chamber’s budget.

Loudoun Priorities Move Foward in General Assembly
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
The Loudoun Tribune

Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors heard good news on Feb. 7 about several key bills being considered by the Virginia General Assembly in its 2017 session that concludes this month in Richmond.

Coalition of Northern Virginia Chambers, Regional Business Leaders Finalize Candidates to Serve on GO Virginia Regional Council for Northern Virginia
Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Twenty-eight local business leaders have been identified to serve on the Northern Virginia Regional Council of GO Virginia. Adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and Gov. Terry McAuliffe, GO Virginia is a business-led, bipartisan initiative aimed at providing a new framework for strengthening the economy in each region of the state through collaboration among members of the business, education and local government communities.

A Place at the Table
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Richmond Magazine

The roots of any culture can be learned and practiced at the dinner table. As Richmond’s Hispanic population grew during the 1990s, it was fitting that a restaurant would become a second home and gathering place for immigrants.

Local Virginia GO group sets first public meeting
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
The Daily Progress

The local chapter of a new statewide economic planning association will host its first meeting at the University of Virginia Research Park next week.

Va. House, Senate budgets would boost pay for public employees
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

More pay for public employees is the bottom line in the budget proposals that will emerge in the General Assembly today.

House Republicans release amended two-year budget
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Augusta Free Press

The Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Appropriations proposed an amended two-year state budget Sunday that includes no tax or fee increases, takes steps to secure the future of state employees, and makes strategic investments in K-12 and higher education.

Editorial: Who we'd like to see on the regional 'Go Virginia' board
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
The Roanoke Times

Today, we run a “help wanted” ad. Not over in the classifieds, but here.

It’s not one we’ve been asked to run, but we believe democracy requires full participation from all sectors of society, so here goes.

A state board is looking for 20 to 25 people to serve on a regional economic development council.

New leader at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership promises reforms, economic growth across regions
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

The new leader of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership is promising reforms at the beleaguered agency and an economic growth strategy that won’t leave any region of the state behind.

Go Virginia initiative meeting is Wednesday
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
The Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

The Southern Virginia Steering Committee leading the launch of the Region 3 Council for GoVirginia will hold a community information meeting Wednesday to encourage those interested to learn more about how to participate in the initiative.

Long history precedes battle over direction of state economic development agency
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Gregory H. Wingfield saw the signs of trouble ahead for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership about five years ago, when the regional economic development agency he led gradually stopped relying on the state to identify promising business prospects for localities in the Richmond area.

Virginia Legislators Face $1 Billion Budget Shortfall
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
The Loudoun Tribune

Overcoming a more than $1 billion budget shortfall will be a top priority for the Virginia General Assembly its 2017 legislative session convenes on Jan. 11.

Economic Development “Reset” Needed in Virginia
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Bacon's Rebellion

It’s time for a “fundamental reset” for the way Virginia’s colleges and universities think about economic development, John O. “Dubby” Wynne told the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) board yesterday.

A view, from inside and out, of the Virginia General Assembly
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Daily Press

Where you sit makes a difference in what you see, at least when it comes to the Virginia General Assembly, Newport News Shipbuilding’s government relations manager Tom Cosgrove has found.

GO Virginia to hold info meeting in Danville
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Danville Register & Bee

A free 90-minute community information session will be held in Danville to help launch a regional council for a new state-financed economic development initiative.

In the Virginia General Assembly session, a focus on the budget
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Daily Press

In the odd years in Virginia, look to the budget and the calendar when it comes to the General Assembly session.

Barry DuVal: Take action on Virginia’s economy
Friday, December 23rd, 2016
The Virginia-Pilot

Virginia has fallen behind our peers in economic growth, economic development, and job creation.

New Mid-Atlantic regional business alliance embraces Richmond, central Virginia
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond just got bigger in the eyes of corporate business leaders in Washington and Baltimore.

Region-based job creation effort begins
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Coalfield Progress

A 13-county, three-city stretch of far Southwest Virginia will soon have a regional coalition of business leaders and others teamed up to promote private-sector economic development.

'Business as usual' won't work to grow Hampton Roads jobs, economist says
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Daily Press

Can Hampton Roads become known as a high-paying jobs center for industries outside of defense spending?

GO Virginia Gets Regional
Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

Local economic development officials are working with colleagues to the north to create the framework for a new, state-funded regional economic initiative driven by private-sector leaders.

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