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.

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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 Devon at dvj@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

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

Take Our Working Group Surveys

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:

Capital Access Working Group Survey

Technology Working Group Survey

Grow Skilled Talent Working Group Survey

Unique Sites and Buildings Working Group Survey

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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