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Gro52 Breaks Ground for Startup Hemp Growing Facility

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE Sussex County Sells 45-acre tract off Va. Rt. 460  WAVERLY, Va. — A groundbreaking was held on Thursday, Nov. 16 on Cabin Point Road for Gro52, a startup company which recently purchased a valuable 22.5–acre parcel of land for a first-of-its-kind pilot project to construct a 17,000 square-foot indoor hemp growing facility.  “I am pleased with the continued encouragement to develop new markets for our farmers,” commented […]


COVID-19’s Impact on Real Estate, Brewing Plans in Virginia’s Gateway Region

Entrepreneur Dave McCormack, Founder and Owner of Waukeshaw Development as well as Trapezium Brewing Co. and Demolition Coffee in Old Towne Petersburg, provides an update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on the economy and how that has affected his businesses in Virginia’s Gateway Region and beyond.


VGR’s Mario Camardella Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — Mario Camardella, Vice President of Business Development for Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR), earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) administered the first […]


National Manufacturing Week Spotlight

October 9, 2020 / Blog

Topic: How Top Executives Know Where Advanced Manufacturing Facilities Should Be Located It’s National Manufacturing Week and October is National Manufacturing Month! This week, Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR) is explaining how top executives at advanced manufacturing companies and their site selection consultants decide where their facilities should be located. Additionally, we are outlining why the […]


Richard Douglas Announced as New County Administrator for Sussex County

October 5, 2020 / Current News

SUSSEX, Va. — The Sussex County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Richard Douglas as County Administrator. Mr. Douglas was previously the Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Town of Colonial Beach for one year and also served as the City Manager for the City of Covington for three years. Prior […]


Governor Northam Announces Mount-It! to Locate First East Coast Operation in Prince George County, Creating 85 New Jobs

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Mount-It!, a leading distributor of more than 500 types of mounting solutions, will invest $7.45 million to establish its first East Coast warehouse and distribution facility in the former Quality Way building in Prince George County. The new operation will give the company strategic access to its largest customer […]


Virginia has all the Ingredients a Manufacturing Ecosystem Needs to Flourish

September 25, 2020 / Blog

CCAM’s new President breaks down his decision to choose the Old Dominion Coming from Connecticut, John Milton-Benoit chose to pursue an opportunity at Virginia’s Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as its new President because he saw that all of the pieces to create a great public–private partnership for a vibrant manufacturing ecosystem were already […]


Fort Lee Maintains Important Position as Economic Engine for the Crater Region

September 14, 2020 / Current News

Colonial Heights, Va.– The Crater Planning District Commission and Virginia’s Gateway Region recently commissioned an Economic Impact Analysis of Fort Lee which was undertaken by CHMURA Economics & Analytics with offices in Richmond. The study, which was completed in mid-August, found that Fort Lee accounts for 10.1% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the […]


Virginia’s Gateway Region and CCWA Name Director of Workforce Development

Colonial Heights, Va. — Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR) and the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) have created a new joint position to advance workforce solutions in the region. Michelle Rogers was named Director of Workforce Development and began her new role on July 6. According to the Virginia Community College System, this is the first […]


Virginia’s Gateway Region Announces New Board Members

April 17, 2020 / Uncategorized

Virginia’s Gateway Region Announces New Board Members Dr. Ted Raspiller of JTCC Named Chairman Colonial Heights, Va.— Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR) has announced new board members with terms beginning April 1, 2020. Dr. Edward “Ted” Raspiller, President of John Tyler Community College, has been named Chairman. Additional board members include:   Mike Colb, MassMutual – […]