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GO Virginia is a business-led economic development initiative with funding to invest in collaborative projects that bring more business and opportunities to the commonwealth and lead to high-paying jobs in the region.

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Meet Region 3

Managed within nine regions, each region encourages collaboration among its business, education and government on activities to enhance economic competition, private sector growth and opportunity, and alignment of workforce development programs with employers’ needs.

Counties and Cities of Region 3

  1. Amelia
  2. Brunswick
  3. Buckingham
  4. Charlotte
  5. Cumberland
  1. Halifax
  2. Henry
  3. Lunenburg
  4. Mecklenburg
  5. Nottoway
  1. Patrick
  2. Pittsylvania
  3. Prince Edward
  4. City of Danville
  5. City of Martinsville

We’re better together.

Our localities are doing great things locally to spur economic development, and imagine what we can do when we combine forces, eliminate duplication of efforts and gain strength in numbers. The council has identified the list below as opportunities for regional collaboration.


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Entrepreneurship / Small Business Development

Moving great ideas into action and scaling up small businesses in Southern Virginia.

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Talent Development and Recruitment

Human beings make businesses successful; we want to invest in projects that focus our training resources around higher-paying and in-demand occupations.

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Full Court Press on Promising Occupations

Focusing on growth industries, such as advanced manufacturing, healthcare and IT.

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Cyber Infrastructure

New connections bring new growth. It may have started with railroads; now it’s high speed fiber optic networks that will create the connectivity to be economically competitive.

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Growth Industries

Region 3’s Council identified these sectors as the region’s best opportunities to increase local high paying, in-demand occupations and per capita income.

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Advanced Manufacturing

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Data Centers & IT

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Natural Resource Products

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