GO Virginia Regional Council 9
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:
- 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.
Now Accepting Nominations for Regional Council 9
The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development has formed a steering committee to select members for the GO Virginia Regional Council representing the Central Virginia region. This Regional Council will be responsible for proposing collaborative economic development projects that will compete with other regions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia for financial incentives that promote business growth and local job creation. The Regional Council must consist of majority private sector members.
The deadline to nominate members to Regional Council 9 is January 20, 2017.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact:
Helen Cauthen, President
Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development
Telephone: 434.979.5610 ext 22