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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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Recent Posts

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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)

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Finalists for $1B ‘BBB Regional Challenge’

~ 60 Regional Coalitions will Each Compete for up to $100M in American Rescue Plan […]

API Development: A Core Pharma Cluster Strength 

~ Executive Director of AMPAC Fine Chemicals’ Petersburg, Va. facility discusses the company’s core competency, strength in the ‘Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’ process ~ 

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ALERT (FYI): Friday, Jan. 20, 2022 

As #nonprofits, we rely on #public/#private #partners. Our #investors delivered remarkably on our last 5‑year plan (ended in #2020), & the #GatewayRegion saw impressive gains. Hear from our partners & learn why #investing in #VGR is important. #VGRCapital @PortofVirginia #EconDev

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