GO Virginia Regional Council 9

Business Survey

Because the GO Virginia initiative aims to support private sector growth and job creation, we understand it is vital to hear directly from our regional businesses to understand needs, opportunities, and challenges.

The GO Virginia Region 9 Business Survey was created to collect information and feedback from the widest range of businesses possible. Topics in the survey include company size and location information, growth plans, challenges faced, employee recruitment and retention, and education and training opportunities. The survey contains 26 questions and should take approximately 20 minutes. Any feedback you can provide will be valuable in creating strategies to spur the economic growth of our region.

GO Virginia 9 Business Survey

What is GO Virginia?

The Virginia Initiative for Growth & Opportunity in each Region or “GO Virginia” is an initiative launched by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and the Council on Virginia’s Future to help generate private-sector growth and job opportunities in the Commonwealth.  GO Virginia is based on three main factors: 1) the state needs strong private sector growth and job creation; 2) effective collaboration among business, government, and higher education is essential to grow and diversify the state’s economy; and 3) state government must provide incentives for strategic job-focused collaboration in each region.  Highlights of the initiative include:

  • Business-led
  • Bipartisan
  • Provides new framework for strengthening the economy in each region through enhanced collaboration by business, education and local government
  • Incentivized and encouraged by the State
  • Voluntary – no requirement that every locality participate

More information can be found on the GO Virginia website.




If you have questions, please feel free to contact:

Helen Cauthen, President

Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

Telephone:  434.979.5610 ext 22


Call (434) 979-5610