GOVA meeting to share success stories and discuss rural leadership

On May 5 partners and grantees of GO Virginia Region 3 will gather at The Prizery in South Boston for the semi-annual All-Hands Meeting where beneficiaries of GOVA projects will share their personal experiences. The meeting will also discuss community leadership through an interactive survey. Register Here Business leaders, educators, government officials and others dedicated […]

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Region 3 Seeks Input – Growth Plan Update 2021

The Region 3 Council provides the draft of the 2021 update to its Growth and Diversification Plan.  Please click on the links below to access either the Executive Summary or the Full Report.  Region 3 welcomes your feedback and comments can be submitted through this link:  This 2021 Update builds on the successes and learnings of the […]

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Region 3 Grant to Support Expansion of SVRA Shovel-Ready Sites

The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) received funding from the GO Virginia Region 3 Council and the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) in support of a business site development program, paralleling that of the Virginia Economic Development’s Partnership’s (VEDP) site characterization program. Ten publicly-owned sites have been identified across the region which include sites […]

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Region 3 Grant Supports Work-Based Learning

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) was recently awarded over $581,000 to lead ExperienceWorks, a work-based learning (WBL) system that leverages GO Virginia Region 3 and Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) investments. The system connects students and young adults to high-skill, high-wage employment opportunities through a variety of career development and WBL opportunities. “We […]

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Investment Strategy Report

This report was commissioned by the GO Virginia Region 3 Council to provide an actionable roadmap for growing the Southern Virginia economy through entrepreneurship and innovation. Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and the Longwood University Office of Economic and Community Development were selected to co-lead the development of the strategy, using an approach that focused […]

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SOVA Innovation Hub and Longwood secure GO Virginia grant to boost regional entrepreneurship

SOVA Innovation Hub

A major new grant award announced today will lay the foundation for a long-term economic recovery from the pandemic’s effects by focusing on entrepreneurship training, youth entrepreneurship, and increasing access to capital. The GO Virginia state board announced a grant award of $449,000 to the SOVA Innovation Hub and the Longwood University Office of Community […]

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GO Virginia Region 3 adopts Regional Entrepreneur & Innovation Investment Strategy

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The GO Virginia Region 3 Council announces the launch of its Region 3 Entrepreneur & Innovation Investment Strategy.  Developed by the team of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and the Longwood Office of Community and Economic Development (LOCED), the strategy provides the Council a framework to utilize its resources to invest in projects that support […]

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GO Virginia Region 3 – Request for Letters of Interest

  REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST Issued:  November 2, 2020 Responses Due:  November 13, 2020 COB GO Virginia Region 3 announces that it is accepting Letters of Interest from organizations and entities that are interested in partnering with the Region to implement elements of the Region’s approved Entrepreneur & Innovation Strategy  The Region 3 […]

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Meet Bryan David

Bryan David

Meet Bryan David, new program director of Region 3, and learn more about his vision and goals for GO Virginia Region 3 during this interview with Ilsa Loeser (Letterpress Communications) and Randy Lail (Region 3 Council Chairman). Part 1 – 0:49: Why Bryan David Part 2 – 6:26: Bryan’s vision for Region 3 Part 3 […]

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GO Virginia Region 3/Weldon Cooper Center Partnership Welcome New Program Director for Regional Economic Development

June 16 – Through a partnership to advance economic development in Southern Virginia, GO Virginia Region 3 and UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service welcome Bryan David as program director for the 13-county region that includes the cities of Danville and Martinsville.  David will lead the operations of the GO Virginia Region 3 Council […]

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GO Virginia Region 3 seeks project ideas for economic resiliency and recovery

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The GO Virginia State Board has approved modifications to its grant program that will enhance the capability of GO Virginia Region 3 to invest in projects that lead to economic resiliency and recovery. At its April 17, 2020 Board meeting, the State Board approved additional funding for each Regional Council to support project applications that […]

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Administrative Program Updates – COVID Response

Contract Modifications DHCD will consider requests for contract modifications, including no-cost extensions, budget modifications, post-award match waiver requests, and scope changes for currently funded projects. Request must be in writing and include the nature or the request, the justification, and how/if the modification will affect the project goals/outcomes. We recognize significant disruptions may be occurring […]

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GO Virginia – COVID-19 Response

On April 17, 2020, we intend to recommend a proposal to the GO Virginia State Board that would redirect statewide competitive GO Virginia funds for a statewide, region-led response to the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed guidelines will include a recommendation to reduce our normal 1:1 match by half and […]

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Executive Committee Notice of Public Meeting

The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00AM. The meeting will be held at the exterior of American National Bank, 628 Main Street, Danville, Virginia 24541.   The meeting is open to the public under the conditions currently imposed by the Governor’s Executive Order Fifty-Three, which bans […]

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