The purpose of GO Virginia is to “create more higher paying jobs through incentivized collaboration, primarily through out-of-state revenue, which diversifies and strengthens the economy in every region.”

The initiative is based on three main points:

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