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.
Right now, GO Virginia Region 2 is conducting research, collecting data, and holding public meetings designed to identify regionally-specific growth areas that could lead to the creation of high-wage jobs.
This winter, GO Virginia Region 2 will begin soliciting project proposals that seek to address the growth areas we will identify through our research. Industry and the public will be invited to submit proposals that could address growth areas and lead to more high-wage jobs in the private sector.
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 Alleghany, Botetourt, Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, Craig, Roanoke, Franklin, Floyd, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Giles counties, as well as the cities of Roanoke, Radford, Bedford, and Lynchburg.
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 Devon at email@example.com.
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
Juanarena, Doug, Former technology CEO, serial entrepreneur
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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If you aren't able to attend a GO Virginia working group, or if you would like to provide written feedback, please fill out a GO Virginia working group survey below:
Documentation from GO Virginia Region 2
GO Virginia Region 2 Events
- Council meeting August 24, 2-4pm, 1 Riverside Circle, Roanoke VA 24016, 4th floor executive office meeting room