Virginia Sea Grant Resiliency Ecosystem Development

This project initiates a study to complete planning activities toward building a new industry cluster in Virginia, a water management economy that integrates workforce development, research and development, innovation, and commercialization.

  • Statewide Project Theme: Entrepreneurial Activities
  • Region 6 Priority Industry Cluster: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • GO Virginia Request: $49,996
  • Match: $49,996
  • Source of Match: Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission and Middle Peninsula Alliance
  • Project Type: Enhanced Capacity Building
  • Localities: Essex County, Gloucester County, King and Queen County, Middlesex County, Mathews County, King William County, Town of Tappahannock, Town of Urbanna, and Town of West Point.
  • How does this project create higher paying jobs? This project creates higher paying jobs by understanding the potential economy of water-based activities that could create entrepreneurial innovations.