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.

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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 dwaddell@vt.edu.

Learn more about GO Virginia at the GO Virginia Website.

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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

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Documentation from GO Virginia Region 2

GO Virginia Region 2 Events

  • RFP Deadline: November 28
  • GO Virginia Council Meeting, January 12, location TBD