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Virginia’s Gateway Region

Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR) is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that markets the Tri-Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg and the surrounding counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex. VGR fosters regional prosperity through business growth, powerful partnerships and delivering innovative resources to its communities, and focuses its efforts on new and existing business investment and job creation.

Recent Posts


How Pharmaceutical Innovation is Transforming Virginia’s Gateway Region

A surge of fresh energy and opportunities are attracting new residents and businesses to the Petersburg area. Here’s what it means for the region – and why you might want to come along for the ride.
(Photo Credit: Daniel Jones)

Bringing Pharma Home: How the Vision Started

~ Learn about how the advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing cluster in Petersburg, Va. came to be, and why any company involved in any part of the pharmaceutical industry should be in Virginia’s Gateway Region ~

VGR Launches Campaign to Market Gateway Region for Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

~ As cluster emerges, campaign aims to connect a variety of audiences and raise awareness ~

Recent Tweets

Looking for something fun to do in the water before the temperatures begin to drop? Sign up for the FOLAR — Friends of the Lower Appomattox River PADDLE BATTLE 2021 that is taking place this Saturday! #QualityofLife

Thank you, @AmpacFineChem, @PhlowUSA and @CivicaRx. Stronger #communities start on the playground. Have a great weekend! #VGRPharma #EconDev

Learn about how the advanced #pharmaceuticalmanufacturing #cluster in @petersburg first took root, the minds behind the #innovation and why any #company involved with the #pharmaceuticalindustry should be in #Virginia’s #GatewayRegion: #VGRPharma #EconDev

Service Center Metals, a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, will invest $101.7M to expand in @PrinceGeorgeVa, creating 94 new jobs for an aluminum extrusion plant & a Compact Remelt plant to increase production capacity & meet demand. @VAGatewayRegion

Partner Spotlight

VGR’s valued partners participate in the economic development progress being made in the region.