About GO Virginia

The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity, known as GO Virginia, is a statewide initiative to create more higher-paying jobs in Virginia through business-led regional collaboration.

Our Region’s Footprint

The Mary Ball Washington Regional Council governs GO Virginia Region 6, which covers the Fredericksburg area, the Northern Neck, and the Middle Peninsula (Planning Districts 16, 17, and 18).

Projects We’ve Funded

Why GO Virginia?

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.

Region 6 Priority Industries

These specific industries were selected by the Region 6 Council as our region’s best opportunities for increasing local, high-paying, in-demand jobs and per-capita income.


Aquaculture, Seafood & Marine
Forestry & Wood Products
Manufacturing
Distribution & Logistics
Information & Data Centers
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services