As announced by Governor Glenn Youngkin on March 24, the latest round of Virginia Growth and Opportunity (Go Virginia) grants includes $8.1 million for 17 projects focused on creating talent pipelines and accelerating economic growth. For a full list of the awarded projects go to March 2023 Go Virginia Grant Awards.
GO Virginia is an initiative by Virginia’s senior business leaders to foster private-sector growth and job creation through state incentives for regional collaboration by business, education, and government. Since the program’s inception in 2017, GO Virginia has funded 258 projects and awarded approximately $107 million to support regional economic development efforts. As of 2022, Go Virginia has created over 26,000 new jobs, trained 13,000 students in high-demand fields, created 2,700 work-based learning opportunities, including internships and apprenticeships, and awarded 3,600 workforce credentials. To learn more about the GO Virginia program, visit dhcd.virginia.gov/gova.
VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP