Per Capita Applications

GO TEC Career Connections Labs | $1,150,571

Region 4: Counties of Dinwiddie and Surry and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), in partnership with the collaborating school divisions, will lead efforts to increase the pool of qualified workers to support the advanced manufacturing and information technology sectors. Funds will be used to establish Career Connection labs as the first phase of Virginia’s award-winning GO TEC career pathway model, allowing students in area middle schools to develop skills and explore careers in these high-demand industries.

Capacitor Incubator | $395, 067

Region 8: Counties of Augusta, Shenandoah and Warren and the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro and Winchester

The Shenandoah Community Capital Fund will increase the success rate of growth-oriented start-ups in the Shenandoah Valley by providing customized business incubation services. These services will include validation stage development services, a physical working location hub and connecting entrepreneurs to the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem resources, including capital.  

Virginia Growth Alliance Site Development Project | $326,225

Region 3: Counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville and Lunenburg

The Virginia Growth Alliance (VGA) will increase the number of business-ready sites to support firms in the advanced manufacturing, natural resources, logistics and information technology industries. This project will advance four industrial sites, totaling 450 acres, and position the region for new private investment and job growth.

Falling Branch Corporate Park Regional Site Development | $324,000

Region 2: Montgomery County and the town of Christiansburg

Montgomery County, in partnership with the town of Christiansburg, will develop a business-ready, 35-acre industrial site in the Falling Branch Corporate Park. This site will be the only Tier 5 site in GO Virginia Region 2 and is designed to support firms in advanced manufacturing, life sciences and biotechnology, as well as logistics.

Region 9 Regional Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) | $300,000

Region 9: Counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange, the city of Charlottesville and the town of Culpeper

The Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), in partnership with Venture Central, will develop a regional strategy to strengthen and grow the GO Virginia Region 9 entrepreneurial ecosystem. This project will engage a broad range of stakeholders in the region, inventory available resources and small business funding sources, and develop actionable strategies to increase the rate of new business formation and improve survival rates for early-stage businesses in urban and rural areas.

Advancing a Regional Skilled Ecosystem (ARISE) for Life Sciences | $253,000

Region 4: Counties of Goochland and Henrico, and the city of Richmond

Reynolds Community College will support the workforce needs of the growing pharmaceutical manufacturing industry cluster by creating a fully equipped learning laboratory at the Reynolds Downtown Campus. The lab and newly developed curriculum will support a new laboratory technician major in the associate of science degree pathway that will lead to a high-paying job. This project was developed using a data-driven approach and engaged industry and community leaders.

 Administrative Approvals: Site Development Planning Grants

West Point Airport Industrial Site Evaluation | $100,000

Region 6: King and Queen County and the town of West Point

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) will accelerate development of a 368-acre industrial site at the Middle Peninsula Airport. This publicly owned site has potential to support businesses in the maritime, forest products, manufacturing and resiliency-related sectors. 

 Administrative Approvals: Enhanced Capacity Building

Expanding Smart Community Tech Entrepreneurship Across Region 6 | $96,250

Region 6: Counties of Middlesex and Stafford, and the town of Colonial Beach

The Stafford County Economic Development Authority will conduct a feasibility study to identify opportunities to expand the existing Smart Technology Entrepreneurial testbed into rural localities across GO Virginia Region 6. This project will explore potential environmental management, water, stormwater, public safety, traffic and other community issues that could be solved using smart technologies. In addition, it will explore strategies to apply smart technology solutions to existing businesses and develop and/or attract smart technology businesses to the region.