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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.
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The pharmaceutical industry is rebranding Virginia and our region - and we couldn't be happier. Check out some recent good news:

Data centers could be a perfect fit with VGR's infrastructure, including transmission lines, fiber optics and energy production from Surry County's nuclear facility. CEO Keith Boswell shares more in our June newsletter:

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Staying ahead of industry needs and ensuring local residents will be prepared to take on newly created jobs is at the core of what Jason Smith does daily in roles with VGR and the Community College Workforce Alliance. Learn more:

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