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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)

Re-imagining Medicinal Chemistry: Leveraging Novel R&D, Advanced Manufacturing to Foster Regional Cluster Growth and Economic Prosperity

~ Phlow Corp. President, CEO & Co-Founder Discusses Strategy Behind ‘Continuous Manufacturing’ process ~ 

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 ~

Recent Tweets


Congrats to @Hopewell_VA, The #Hopewell Downtown Partnership & @PetersburgV / @EconDevPBVA for the following #grants by the @VADHCD:
— Homegrown for Hopewell | $45K
— Small Scale Developer Education and Activation | $95K
— Hotel Petersburg | $600K

#Workforcedevelopment is so important to #economicdevelopment.

ICYMI: Watch our #VGRPharma #Campaign Video, featuring our #strategicpartners, who speak about the #revolutionary work being done to enhance @PetersburgVa.‘s Advanced #PharmaceuticalManufacturing campus & its #expansion w/i #Virginia’s #GatewayRegion: