Next Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00 AM to Noon

Location: James Madison University, College of Health & Behavioral Studies Building, 5th Floor Conference Room, 235 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801


About GO Virginia

The Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board and Fund was approved by the 2016 Virginia General Assembly, and is a business-led, bipartisan initiative that is incentivized and encouraged by the state, however participation is not required of localities. An organizing workgroup made up of staff from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and interested economic development, workforce training, community planning and development, education, and business leaders from around the state met in 2016 to recommend geographic partitioning and Fund guidelines and procedures to the Board. Nine regions were established and each region formed councils that were certified by the Board in March 2017. The Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board is comprised of 24 members with representation from the House and Senate, Gubernatorial appointments, and private sector leadership. In addition to approving GO Virginia regions and certifying regional councils, the Board is responsible for determining project funding.

 

For additional information about the Virginia Initiative for Growth & Opportunity, please follow this link.