GO Virginia is a statewide program designed to encourage Virginia's economic growth through the creation of high-wage jobs. GO Virginia is divided into geographic regions, and Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development is the staff for GO Virginia Region 2.
GO Virginia Region conducted research, collected data, and held meetings designed to identify regionally-specific growth areas that could lead to the creation of high-wage jobs. This data informed Region 2's Growth and Diversification plan.
GO Virginia Region 2 is currently accepting proposals for projects that seek to address the growth areas identified in the Growth and Diversification plan and that will grow higher wage jobs.
The GO Virginia program is divided into nine different geographic regions.
Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development is the facilitator for GO Virginia Region 2, which includes cities of Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem; and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
If you live in GO Virginia Region 2 and you are interested in being added to our mailing list, please fill out the form below. If you would like more information about the program, please email Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Akridge, Marla, Executive Director, Alleghany Highlands EDC
Amos, Eddie Dr. CEO, Meridium Software from GE Digital
Bishop, N.L., Dr., President, Jefferson College
Boxley, Ab, President, Boxley Materials Company
Capps, John, Dr., President, Central Virginia Community College
Collignon, Patrick, Senior Vice President, Volvo Trucks
Craig, Kenneth, Director of Government Relations, Liberty University
Dalton, Beverly, Chairman of the Board, English Construction
Davis, Sandy, Owner, BCR Property Management
Dooley, John, Dr., CEO, Virginia Tech Foundation
Fleming, Michael, CEO, TORC Robotics
Foster, Watt, President, Foster Fuels
Fralin, William, President and CEO, Medical Facilities of America
Friedlander, Michael, Dr., Executive Director VT Carlion Research Institute
Halliwill, Don, CFO, Carilion Clinic
Hamlar, Mike, Owner, Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home
Hemphill, Brian. Dr., President, Radford University
Iannello, Victor, Dr., CEO, Radiant Physics
Jamerson, Terry , Publisher, Roanoke Times
Merryman, Floyd, President, Sonny Merryman Inc.
Petrine, Debbie CEO, Commonwealth Care of Roanoke
Putney, John, Town of Bedford IDA
Smoot, Ray, Dr., Chairman, Union Bank
Tibbs, E.W., President and CEO, Centra Health
Valentine, Shannon, Commonwealth Transportation Board
Williamson, John, Botetourt Co. Board of Supervisors
Documentation from GO Virginia Region 2
GO Virginia Region 2 Events
- RFP Deadline: November 28
- GO Virginia Council Meeting, January 12, location TBD