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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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PRESS RELEASE: GO Virginia Region Approves $2,937,163 in funding for a collaborative Region 5 and Region 6 joint proposal to support building a Resiliency and Adaption Economy

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 5 and Region 6 Councils and GO Virginia State Board reviewed and awarded $2,937,163 in statewide competitive funding to support the Launching a Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Economy project led by Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University, and RISE.

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PRESS RELEASE: GO Virginia Region 6 Approves $634,938 in funding to Germanna Community College

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 6 Council and GO Virginia State Board reviewed and awarded Germanna Community College $634,938 in GO Virginia funding in support of a $1,032,938 Tech Talent Pipeline Project to train over 200 students entering “high-demand” engineering, information technology (IT), computer science and cyber-related professions in the Fredericksburg region.

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COVID-19 Funding Update

Economic Resilience and Recovery Funding Still Available!

The Region 6 Council has been working diligently to assist in COVID-19 response. The Council has shortened application timelines, engaged community leaders, and held discussions around ways to utilize GO Virginia funding to combat the economic effects of COVID-19.

GO Virginia Region 6 has COVID-19 specific funding to be used to within the region to assist the Virginia economy in COVID-19 relief efforts. GO Virginia Region 6 encompasses PDCs 16, 17, and 18.

GO Virginia Region 6 is seeking applications that will:

  • Help the region build capacity to support and serve existing businesses;
  • Serve and expand priority traded sectors;
  • Serve and expanded essential businesses, including the healthcare system and its supply chain;
  • Sustain business operations through telework and other technology;
  • Expand Broadband opportunities;
  • Create systems to put workers back to work quickly within the new environment.

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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