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Rural Coastal Community Resilience Challenge $1.5 Million Challenge

Be a Solution Builder for Rural Coastal Communities

The Rural Coastal Community Resilience Challenge represents a rare opportunity for game-changing entrepreneurs: The chance to pilot innovative solutions in the living laboratory of coastal Virginia and make a positive impact quickly. Continue reading “Rural Coastal Community Resilience Challenge $1.5 Million Challenge”

Registration now open for University of Mary Washington Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) prep class

GO Virginia Region 6 approved $110,000 in funding in May 2019 to the University of Mary Washington (UMW) to train students in the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification program.

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Germanna Community College hosts 250 children in a summer STEM camp

Germanna Community College hosted a week-long summer camp for 250 kids ages 7-14 in partnership with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office as part of their Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Summer Camp series to introduce kids to the engineering process through various STEM activities.

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GO Virginia Region 6 Approves $215,000 in funding to Stafford County to support Entrepreneurial efforts in the region

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 6 Council and GO Virginia State Board reviewed and awarded Stafford County $215,000 in GO Virginia funding to expand entrepreneurial programs in the Rappahannock Region.

Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA), in partnership with King George County and the City of Fredericksburg, will work with the Center for Innovative Technology to expand entrepreneurial programs in the Rappahannock Region. Programs will also support the technology-based Virginia Smart Community Testbed in Stafford and provide entrepreneurs with access to the first Virginia Regional Internet of Things (RIoT) Accelerator Program (VA-RAP) and additional community-focused programming.

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Direct From Bay (and Field) to Your Table

The Middle Peninsula Launches BayDirect, App to Connect Farm and Seafood Harvesters with Customers

The COVID-19 pandemic virtually shut down the seafood and agriculture market for many in Virginia’s Middle Peninsula region. A region dependent on selling products to restaurant markets, there was supply, but little demand.

The Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority partnered with the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, Consociate Media, and Marker Nine to create an app for Android and Apple, expected to launch in February 2021, to connect seafood and agriculture producers on the Middle Peninsula with people who want to purchase their harvest.

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