GO Virginia is a statewide initative designed to encourage Virginia's economic growth through the creation of high-wage jobs. GO Virginia is divided into nine geographic regions. Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development facilitates GO Virginia Region 2. More information on different regions and GO Virginia can be found here: http://govirginia.org/.

GO Virginia Region 2 staff and team members 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 dwaddell@vt.edu.

Learn more about GO Virginia at the GO Virginia Website.

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The Region Two Council is currently led by Chair Raymond Smoot and Vice Chair Ab Boxley and includes the following 26 council members: 

Marla Akridge
Dr.  Eddie Amos
Fred Armstrong
Dr.  Nathaniel Bishop
Dr.  John Capps
Kenneth Craig
Patrick Collignon
Beverly Dalton
Sandy Davis
Dr.   John Dooley
Michael Fleming
Watt Foster
William Fralin
Dr.  Michael Friedlander
Don Halliwill
Mike Hamlar
Dr.  Brian Hemphill
Dr.  Victor Iannello
Terry Jamerson
Pareena Lawrence
Floyd Merryman
Marty Muscatello
Debbie Petrine
John Putney
E.W. Tibbs
John Williamson

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Documentation from GO Virginia Region 2

GO Virginia Region 2 Events

  • GO Virginia Council Meeting, June 22, 2018, 10:00-12:00 p.m., 1 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA
    (4th floor Education Conference Room)