Welcome!

With you, we’re creating ways to create higher paying jobs across the region! We welcome your participation and comments. This page contains opportunities to review and comment on important documents. If you require accommodations to participate in a meaningful way, please scroll to the bottom of this page to learn how to request assistance.

About the New Growth and Diversification Plan

This is each Region’s guiding document. Every two years the GO Virginia State Board requires regions to update their regional Growth and Diversification Plan. This plan outlines a series of investment strategies to accelerate the creation of higher-paying jobs in priority industry clusters.

The GO Virginia Region 6 Growth and Diversification Plan is a guiding document that the GO Virginia Region 6 Council uses to:

  1. Identify economic opportunities, needs, and challenges;
  2. Establish regional priorities from identified economic opportunities, needs, and challenges;
  3. Outline activities in which GO Virginia funds can be used to support collaborative projects amongst at least two or more localities that meet the regional priorities from identified economic opportunities, needs, and challenges of the Region 6 Council and region.

The Growth and Diversification plan provides strategic framework to solicit and approve grant funding. The plan includes a review of existing regional approaches, engaged regional stakeholders, examines current economic trends, summarizes workforce patterns, and provides future objectives and investment strategies. The plan identifies Priority Industry Clusters for the region. All programs and projects recommended by the Region 6 Regional Council and approved by the GO Virginia State Board shall be consistent with the region’s economic growth and diversification plan.

The Process and the Public's Role

GO Virginia Region 6 is seeking input from the public as the plan is being developed.

GO Virginia Region 6 is asking members of the public to make comments on the draft priorities for the region. These priorities will be the project activities in which the Council funds over the next two years. These projects will be brought forth by organizations within the region that do this work.

If you would like to make a comment, please email Jennifer Morgan at morgan@gwregion.org or call 540-642-1571.

Growth & Diversification Plan Input Sessions​

GO Virginia Region 6 invites you to participate in virtual sessions to seek input from regional leaders in Business, Workforce, Education, Non-Profits, Entrepreneurs, and Local Governments.

Members of the public are invited to participate in virtual sessions to provide input and share views about the current and future state of the Region’s economy.

Your voice is needed! These meetings will foster greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives, and will help shape the strategy of Region 6 for the next several years.

Interested parties may register for any or all of the sessions below. Each session will last approximately 120 minutes and registration is required! For questions, please contact Jennifer Morgan at morgan@gwregion.org.

Session 1: May 25, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | RECORDING – PPT PRESENTATION

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development

 Site Development

Workforce Development

  • Session 2: June 23rd 9 AM – 11 AM | Recording
  • Session 3: July 14th 9 AM – 11 AM | Recording

DRAFT PRIORITIES REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 13, 2021| 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM| RECORDING – PPT PRESENTATION

Participation Assistance

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact GO Virginia at 540-373-2890 or morgan@gwregion.org. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC), as the support organization for GO Virginia Region 6, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline or any other employment practices because of non-merit factors shall be prohibited.