Living & Working Here

In pursuit of our mission to grow the local economy and improve access to jobs, we have created several resource hubs for regional workers to find local and national resources online. We want you to accomplish your goals, whether you are searching for just the right job opening, hiring employees or trying to create your own job by starting a business.

When you're not busy with work, Virginia’s Gateway Region is also a complete-package location with all the amenities that attract and keep businesses and individuals alike. From art museums and antiques boutiques, to Civil War memorials, NASCAR racing and lazy days on the James River, there's plenty to do and see. It's also easy to get away for a day, with Washington, D.C., the beach and the Blue Ridge Mountains are all close to home within just a two-hour drive.

Our communities offer diverse housing options, from urban lofts and downtown living to golf communities to open spaces and family farms, and have a number of unique, locally-owned restaurants perfect to wow a date or celebrate with family.

The Gateway Region has access to everything you need to excel professionally--and live life to the fullest.