In face of uncertainty, policy entrepreneurship will drive Virginia economy
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
The Daily Progress

If you ask state or local government policy-makers what keeps them up at night, they’ll consistently point out two troubling trends. First, planning and policy-making are getting harder.

Enthusiasm Builds Following Successful GO Virginia Orientation Conference
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
GO Virginia

The Growth and Opportunity Board conducted a successful Orientation Conference today for over 300 attendees representing the nine GO Virginia regional councils, their support organizations, interested parties, and public officials.

DHCD, GO Virginia To Host GO Virginia Orientation Conference
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
GO Virginia

The GO Virginia board is pleased to announce that it will join the Department of Housing and Community Development to host the GO Virginia Orientation Summit on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

GO Virginia Implementation Moves Forward
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
GO Virginia

GO Virginia, the initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through business-led regional collaboration, continues to show significant progress with a number of program milestones reviewed at today’s meeting of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board.

Southern Go Virginia meeting set
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
The Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch

The Southern Go Virginia Region 3 Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 11 at noon, which will follow the region’s executive committee meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Fauquier works with others to grow sluggish economy
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Fauquier Now

Fauquier has two representatives on a new council designed to encourage regional cooperation — rather than competition — for economic development.

Local GO Virginia board meets for first time at Port, elects business executives to lead it
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
The Virginian-Pilot

The $28 million taxpayer-funded effort to attract higher-paying jobs to the state got its local start Tuesday. A little more than 20 of the 27 members of GO Virginia’s newly formed Hampton Roads Regional Council attended the group’s inaugural meeting, electing executives from the law firm Williams Mullen and financial institution TowneBank to lead it.

Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council to meet
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
The Gazette-Virginian

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 11, beginning at noon. The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet prior to the full council at 10:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the offices of MidAtlantic Broadband, 1100 Confroy Drive, South Boston.

'GO Virginia' trying to get the Commonwealth to diversify industry
Monday, March 27th, 2017
WHSV-TV3

Folks involved with the private sector are trying to grow different kinds of businesses in Virginia, and people in the Valley are jumping on board.

Agee: Roanoke Region excitement evident as GO Virginia kicks off
Monday, March 27th, 2017
The Roanoke Times

Last week, the GO Virginia regional council for the Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg region had its official kickoff, and the excitement in the room was evident from the beginning.

Hampton Roads has tried to work together to boost business before. Will it work this time?
Friday, March 24th, 2017
The Virginian-Pilot

Ask anyone who’s been around here a few years how long they’ve been hearing about “regionalism” and its potential to bring economic prosperity, and you’ll likely get the answer: For-ev-er.

Editorial: GO Virginia's $1.01 million question
Friday, March 24th, 2017
The Roanoke Times

Some of the most influential business leaders between Lynchburg and Blacksburg met in Roanoke Thursday to chart a new direction for the region’s economy.

Regional GO Virginia council selected
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
The News Virginian

A regional council composed of business, education, elected officials and other sectors has been created in the Shenandoah Valley to lead the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity.

Go Virginia meeting scheduled March 30
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
SWVA Today

GO Virginia, the business-led initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through regional collaboration, has announced the members of its Region One Council, the organization that will cover the 13 counties in the three planning districts that represent Southwest Virginia.

GO Virginia, business group striving for employment opportunities, names Southwest Virginia council
Monday, March 20th, 2017
Bristol Herald Courier

GO Virginia, a business-led initiative to create higher-paying jobs in Virginia, has named the members of its Region One Council, which serves 13 counties in Southwest Virginia.

GO Virginia Board certifies regional councils
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
The Gazette-Virginian

GO Virginia, the business-led initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through regional collaboration, took a significant step forward Tuesday by certifying the nine regional councils representing each part of the state.

GO Virginia's regional councils named
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Daily Press

GO Virginia, the state’s new economic development program to boost regional cooperation by dangling taxpayer grants for job creation, has its regional boards in place.

Greater Washington added fewer jobs in 2016 than first thought and economists are worried
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Washington Business Journal

Greater Washington’s job growth in the second half of 2016 has been revised downward and that has regional economists worried about the region’s resilience in the face of potential federal spending cuts.

Board that controls grant money approves 'GO Virginia' regional councils
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board on Tuesday approved the membership rosters of nine new regional councils in Virginia that will apply to the board for public money.

GO Virginia Board Certifies Regional Councils
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
GO Virginia

GO Virginia, the business-led initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through regional collaboration, took a significant step forward today by certifying the nine regional councils representing each part of the state.

GO Virginia to create Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg economic council
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
The Roanoke Times

Founding leadership of the GO Virginia initiative named 28 people to form a Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg economic development council.

Editorial: Economic development evolves in Virginia
Monday, March 6th, 2017
The Free Lance-Star

Encouraging economic development—the growth of jobs and industries—is something pretty much everyone supports. Conflicts arise in establishing the strategies and determining who gets to be in charge of the process, as well as in deciding which companies or industries should benefit from the taxpayer dollars spent on such initiatives.

New Va. system would focus on fiscal distress, its causes in localities
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Richmond Times-Dispatch

One promising new financial incentive has emerged from GO Virginia, a fledgling economic development initiative that would offer local governments the opportunity for the first time to share in state income tax revenue generated from new jobs that regional projects produce.

Funding for jobs initiative returning
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
The Winchester Star

Most of the funding cut from an initiative meant to generate more high-paying jobs in the state has been restored.

All systems are a go in Virginia growth initiative
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
The Caroline Progress

At the Caroline County Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, further discussion took place concerning the GO Virginia Initiative.

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Wednesday May 10, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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GO Virginia Orientation Conference

Thursday, April 20
9:00AM
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Region 6 Council Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Growth & Opportunity Board Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Region 3 Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00PM
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Growth & Opportunity Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1:00PM
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Growth & Opportunity Board - Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, February 17, 2017

Regional Council 9 - 1st Public Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017
11:30AM-1:30PM
University of Virginia Research Park