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Virginia’s Gateway Region is Home to the Largest Spec Site Development in Virginia

~ Construction for the 650,250 square-foot industrial facility in Prince George County’s Southpoint Business Park shows confidence in market ~


Virginia’s Gateway Region Releases New Marketing Video

~ Regional Economic Development Group Will Use Video to Recruit Companies and Promote Economic Expansion to Seven Localities ~


2020 Recap: VGR’s Top 10 Posts During A Year No One Will Forget

January 29, 2021 / Blog

While 2020 was a year no one wants to repeat, there was still plenty of positive and exciting news taking place in Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR), and we know that positivity is being carried into 2021. To recap the year, VGR has compiled its social media posts from 2020 which gained the most traction. 10. […]


Virginia’s Offshore Wind Initiative Could Benefit from a Gateway of Support

January 26, 2021 / Blog

VGR can help bridge the gaps and strengthen this revolutionary initiative through its talented workforce, sites and close proximity to the project itself.


Governor Northam Announces Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Civica Inc. to Create 186 New Jobs in City of Petersburg

~ Company to invest $124.5 million to establish new facility adjacent to Phlow Corporation ~


Gro52 Breaks Ground for Startup Hemp Growing Facility

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE Sussex County Sells 22.5-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

November 11, 2020 / Blog

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 […]