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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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’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.
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, 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.
Founding leadership of the GO Virginia initiative named 28 people to form a Roanoke-Blacksburg-Lynchburg economic development council.
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.
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.
Most of the funding cut from an initiative meant to generate more high-paying jobs in the state has been restored.
At the Caroline County Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, further discussion took place concerning the GO Virginia Initiative.