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PRESS RELEASE: GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves $94,665 in grants for 3 regional projects

GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves $94,665 in grants for 3 regional projects

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 6 Council reviewed and awarded $94,665 in grants for 3 regional projects which support economic development in the region.

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Press Release: GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Funds

GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves COVID-19 Relief Funds For New Seafood and Agriculture E-Marketplace Development

GLOUCESTER, VA – The GO Virginia Region 6 Council reviewed and awarded the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority $77,000 in GO Virginia Economic Resilience and Recovery Program (ERR) Fast Access funding to customize the FishLine application for the Chesapeake Bay, host the application, complete website development for online purchasing, marketing the new app, and general project administration.

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Investment Strategies and Recommendations – Entrepreneurial Development and Startup Ecosystems

Entrepreneurs have the ability to change their personal economy and the economy of their community through the development and sale of their products and services. Yet, there is little help available to help those with an idea to learn how to be successful, enter the marketplace, and prosper.

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Mary Ball Washington GO Virginia Region 6 Council Approves New Projects

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2020

Contact: Jennifer Morgan

morgan@gwregion.org | 540-642-1571

 

GLENNS, VA – The Mary Ball Washington GO Virginia Region 6 Council announced Monday, February 10th, its eighth round of project grants for initiatives to grow and diversify regional economies across the state. The Mary Ball Washington GO Virginia Region 6 Council approved two projects from across Region 6 for a total of $137,500 in GO Virginia Region 6 funds. This will leverage more than $240,000 of local, federal, and private sector funding toward the two projects.

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Investment Strategies and Recommendations – Workforce Development

Sixty percent of the Region 6’s workforce commutes out of the region every day to go to work. The challenge for the region is to develop strategies that will allow these commuters to work closer to home. The lower wage rates paid in the region are a deterrent to luring these commuters to work in the region illustrating the need for higher-wage employment opportunities.

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