Office of Economic Development

Our office can help your organization or community by providing research that will help you think strategically and find your pathway to economic growth.

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Solving Problems, Connecting Resources, Engaging Communities

In the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), our office can help connect you with the resources and world-class research of Virginia Tech, engage your community, and turn your ideas into action.

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GO Virginia

GO Virginia is a statewide initiative designed to encourage Virginia's economic growth through the creation of high-wage jobs. Disover information about GO Virginia Region 2, including meeting agendas, documentation, and project resources.

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Vibrant Virginia

Vibrant Virginia engages and supports university faculty in exploring community and economic development in urban and rural Virginia. Learn about our project Vibrant Viriginia.

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Our Projects

Our office completes analyses, assessments, studies, and projects that equip communities and organizations with the tools they need to succeed.


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Virginia Tech building in Northern Virginia.

In our Arlington branch, staff focus on building partnerships in Northern Virginia.

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A new Hampton Roads location in Newport News will allow us to better serve the Tidewater region.