What should this region do to help attract higher-paying jobs to this region? The Mary Ball Washington Regional Council, part of the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region (GO Virginia), has hired Mangum Economics to develop an economic growth and diversification plan.
The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region, known as GO Virginia, is a statewide effort to create more higher-paying jobs throughout Virginia through business-led regional collaboration.
GO Virginia, the initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through business-led regional collaboration, continues to show significant progress as the Board today approved regional council budgets submitted by the nine GO Virginia regions
At the May meeting IDA Executive Director Joan Moore said she attended a meeting of Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council recently. Ray Thomas also attended the meeting. GO Virginia is the commonwealth’s emerging economic development initiative.
A new economic initiative took up only a few lines in this year’s budget bill, but its impact is galvanizing hundreds of business leaders around Virginia. Momentum behind the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region — GO Virginia — is accelerating rapidly. The initiative encourages regional cooperation on economic development projects ranging from joint site development to workforce programs aimed at closing the skills gap.
Halifax County Industrial Development Authority members participated in a detailed review on prospects and marketing clients behind closed doors Friday morning during their regular monthly meeting held at the Southern Virginia Technology Park in South Boston.
What will it take for the communities of Hampton Roads to recognize that cooperation sets the stage for a more promising future? It’s a question as old as the area itself, a tension that sits at the heart of so many important public decisions. About how to tackle transportation and economic development and even entertainment resources.
The Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP) Community Relations (COMREL) Council held its second quarter meeting May 17 at the High Tides on the Potomac restaurant, in Colonial Beach, Va., where updates to the civilian and military leadership from both sides of the river included an overview of the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren 100th Anniversary, the most recent changes to the Harry W. Nice Bridge replacement project and an introduction to the “GO Virginia Initiative,” a bipartisan and business-led coalition working to create better business opportunities statewide.
This year, Hampton Roads is expected to finally recover the rest of the 35,000 jobs the region lost during the recession, an Old Dominion University economist said Tuesday.
Economic developers, educators, business owners and others gathered on May 10 at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise to look at ways to improve Southwest Virginia’s economy by working together and sharing ideas to boost the region and its people.
Businessman Steve Smith said he doesn’t believe a silver bullet or magic wand will transform Southwest Virginia’s economy into a powerhouse. The magic, Smith said, will come from hard work.
Southwest Virginia is focusing on crucial partnerships to build a diverse economy necessary to supplement coal and a loss of industry. Community leaders say the result of private investment, higher education, and state resources will be higher-paying jobs in the area.
In the next 90 days, a new regional council has to produce a plan to make the economy GO in the extended Richmond region. The 20-member council, which met in Henrico County for the first time on Wednesday, is the last of nine regional councils to convene to carry out the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Act, better known as GO Virginia, a new economic development model pushed by corporate leaders and partly funded by $28 million from the state.
Business professionals, civic leaders, government officials and citizens convened at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Wednesday for a day dedicated to the future of Southwest Virginia’s economy.
At the second annual Southwest Virginia Economic Forum, Stephen Moret, head of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, shared the future he envisions for the largely rural, often-overlooked corner of the state.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the 2017 Southwest Virginia Economic Forum on Wednesday. The site of the event, the David J. Prior Convocation Center, will open at 8 a.m. with sponsor and poster exhibits along with registration, networking and a continental breakfast sponsored by Belcher Insurance Agency.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., GO Virginia Board Member Steve Smith, President and CEO of K-VA-T Food Stores, will address SWVA Economic Forum attendees regarding Region 1 population trends, income, employment, and labor force data, and the economic challenges that face the region.
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council will hold a series of advisory committee meetings during May and June for the purpose of soliciting input from its advisory committees for the development of the region’s growth and diversification plan.
The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council and its advisory committees will hold a public meeting on from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 has two representatives on a new council designed to encourage regional cooperation — rather than competition — for economic development.