Access is Everything

Access everything you need to
excel in Virginia’s Gateway Region.
  • Unparalleled Location.
  • World-class talent.
  • One-of-a-kind research.
  • Elite logistics expertise.
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Learn more about VGR's strategic location Located at the midpoint of the East Coast, with a robust network of rail, sea and air ports, Virginia’s Gateway Region enjoys unparalleled access to major domestic and global markets.
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Learn more about our ports and port trade expansion plans The Port of Richmond and the Port of Virginia—the deepest port in the country—are within 65 miles of the region.
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See more advantages for logistics and distribution firms One-day access to nearly half of the U.S. population and a skilled, stable labor force are among the reasons why Amazon.com and other logistics leaders flock to the Gateway Region.
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Find out more about innovation in the Gateway Region The region is known for game-changing research partnerships such as the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
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Learn more about these unique assets Home to Fort Lee and Defense Logistics Agency, the Gateway Region has access to elite logistics expertise not found anywhere else in the country—or world.
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See our complete workforce profile With a regional workforce of more than 720,000, and access to top colleges and universities, research institutions, and training providers, we have the talent and resources you need to grow.
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The following counties and cities comprise Virginia's Gateway Region
  • Chesterfield County
    • Chesterfield County

      Chesterfield is one of Virginia’s fastest growing communities, owing to a robust and diversified economy, a highly skilled labor force, and an expanding highway and transportation network.

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  • City of Colonial Heights
    • City of Colonial Heights

      Strategically located on Interstate 95 near the intersection of two other interstate highways, Colonial Heights provides easy access to major East Coast markets.

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  • City of Hopewell
    • City of Hopewell

      This inland port community is on Interstate 295 and is easily accessible to Interstates 64, 85 and 95, making it an excellent location to serve the markets of the East and Midwest.

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  • City of Petersburg
    • City of Petersburg

      The location of the city, at the junction of Interstates 85 and 95 and the site of two mainline railroads, enables industries to easily access the markets of the East and Midwest.

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  • Dinwiddie County
    • Dinwiddie County

      Strategically situated on Interstates 85 and 95, the county is easily accessible to the major markets of the North and the Southern Piedmont Crescent.

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  • Prince George County
    • Prince George County

      Prince George County is ideally situated on Interstates 95 and 295. The county provides ready access to all major East Coast and Sunbelt markets.

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  • Surry County
    • Surry County

      Surry County's river and workforce accessibility, plantation heritage and natural resources positions it as a prime location for a port user, agribusiness, or energy producer.

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  • Sussex County
    • Sussex County

      Sussex County is bisected by Interstate 95 and is strategically positioned between the Richmond-Petersburg and Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News metropolitan areas.

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