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Promoting Growth & Opportunity in the Valley

GO Virginia Region 8 is a State initiative led by local business, education, and government leaders. Our mission is to collaborate with regional stakeholders to fund grants which will foster private sector growth and create higher wage job opportunities throughout the Shenandoah Valley, enhancing the lives of all who live and work here.

Virginia needs strong private sector growth and job creation. Federal cutbacks have exposed our over-dependence on public-sector jobs.

Growth in Virginia’s diverse regions requires collaboration. To grow and diversify our economy, business, education, and government must collaborate effectively in each region.

State government must be a catalyst and partner. State government must provide incentives for strategic, job-focused collaboration in each region of the Commonwealth.

Economic Investment by the Numbers

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Projects Funded

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GO Virginia Funds Invested

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Public/Private Match Funds Leveraged

GO Virginia is working to restore Virginia’s position of economic leadership by growing and diversifying the state’s economy.

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”  I have enjoyed supporting GO Virginia’s focus of aligning regional business leaders with municipal and other public stakeholders to create a unique organization that is investing in transformative economic development projects across Region 8. “  

– Chris Kyle, Regional Council Chair           

Downtown Winchester
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