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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

Richmond-Petersburg Region Is a Winner of the National Build Back Better Regional Challenge

Richmond/Petersburg, VA, September 2, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today […]

Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Multi-Location Investment by DroneUp, Creating 655 Jobs in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that DroneUp, LLC, a leading drone flight […]

Governor Glenn Youngkin Joins Local, Community Leaders to Launch Partnership for Petersburg

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today launched the Partnership for Petersburg initiative with state, local, […]

Recent Tweets

Congratulations to Joy Polefrone! The VGR Team looks forward to partnering with you and the @allianceformed on the future of advanced pharma manufacturing in the region. #VGRpharma

Throwback Thursday to the recent Partnership for Petersburg event with @GovernorVA. Seeing not one but two Cabinet Secretaries in the Gateway Region was great! 

Catch up on all the latest news in VGR’s November Newsletter.

VGR is proud to represent a region full of active and retired military and civilians who live, work and train in and around @ArmyFortLee The base accounts for 10.1% of the GDP in the Tri-Cities Area while generating $127M annually in state and local tax revenue.