GO Virginia Region 5

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Creating a region without limits

The Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable serves as the support organization for the GO Virginia program in Region 5.

The Executive Roundtable staff, one of 9 in the Commonwealth, provides administrative support to the GO Virginia Region 5 Council. The Roundtable has fiduciary responsibility for activities related to Region 5, reinforcing resources and direction towards the mission to create more higher paying jobs. This is done through incentivized collaboration to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

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About GO Virginia

The innovative Growth and Opportunity (GO Virginia) Program is a collaborative economic development initiative that offers project-based incentives to encourage collaboration between private industry, higher education, and local government in each region. It works to produce results that will grow and diversify the regional economies and the Commonwealth.

The GO Virginia program is administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), which serves as the state agency overseeing its implementation through nine regions across the Commonwealth.

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About Region 5

GO Virginia Region 5 represents the Hampton Roads region, comprised of:

The cities of:

  • Chesapeake
  • Franklin
  • Hampton
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Poquoson
  • Portsmouth
  • Suffolk
  • Virginia Beach
  • Williamsburg

The counties of:

  • Accomack
  • Isle of Wight
  • James City
  • Northampton
  • Southampton
  • York
Our Mission

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Data is accurate as of November 2023

GO Virginia supports four investment strategies

WorkforceDevelopment

Site Developmentand Infrastructure

Start-upEcosystem

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Industry Clusters

The heart of Hampton Roads’ economic strategy relies on the success of unique and interrelated industries.

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Region 5 Council

The Region 5 Council is comprised of 26 members who broadly reflect the region. A majority of members must represent the private sector. The Regional Council serves as the entity through which the GO Virginia State Board will receive project recommendations and reports, and is accountable for the use of funds to support Council-endorsed projects.

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Economic Growth & Diversification Plan

Each of the Commonwealth’s nine (9) regions has an Economic Growth and Diversification Plan, which serves as the guiding strategy to achieve its economic development goals. The plan focuses on priority program investment strategies, including workforce/talent development, site development and infrastructure, start-up ecosystems, and industry cluster scale-up. The Regional Council is required to review their Plan every two years.

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How to Apply

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Calendar

Learn more details about Region 5 Council meetings and grant review deadlines.

Quarterly Updates

We use quarterly grant updates to showcase how we help Hampton Roads thrive.