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 – […]

Governor Northam Announces Amazon to Launch Fulfillment Center in Prince George County

February 19, 2020 / Current News

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Amazon will open a new fulfillment center for its Amazon Basics line in Prince George County. The company will lease the former 798,000-square-foot Ace Hardware Corporation facility, adding up to 150 new jobs to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees in the Commonwealth. “This investment expands […]

Governor Northam Announces 60 New Manufacturing and Technology Jobs in Chesterfield County

January 8, 2020 / Current News

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (DuPont) will modernize and expand its manufacturing and technology presence in Chesterfield County, the company’s largest manufacturing site. A global provider of technology-based materials, ingredients, and solutions, DuPont will invest more than $75 million in the Spruance site, creating approximately 60 new jobs over the […]

Bon Secours Mercy Health acquires three Va. hospitals

January 8, 2020 / Current News

Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health has completed the acquisition of three Virginia hospitals: the 300-bed Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, the 105-bed Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin and the 80-bed Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia. Bon Secours Mercy Health acquired the hospitals from Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. Financial terms of the […]

Carvana Announces 400 New Jobs in Chesterfield County

December 6, 2019 / Current News

Company plans to invest $25 million to establish vehicle inspection and reconditioning center RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA), a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, plans to invest $25 million to establish a new vehicle inspection and reconditioning facility in Chesterfield County. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina, […]

Chesterfield Federal Credit Union Seeks Merger with Virginia Credit Union

November 21, 2019 / Current News

The Board of Directors of Chesterfield Federal Credit Union (CFCU) has approved a merger with Virginia Credit Union (VACU) and is seeking the approval of CFCU members. “We made this decision for the long-term sustainability and expansion of services to our members,” explained Scott Zaremba, Chair of the CFCU Board. “With growing costs for technology, […]

Campofrio to Locate New Facility in Prince George County

November 7, 2019 / Current News

Prince George, VA – Campofrio Food Group has leased the 143,790 SF, refrigerated facility in SouthPoint Business Park from The Hollingsworth Companies.  Campofrio, one of the largest companies in the processed meats sector, are well known for their European style meat products sold across Europe. They have recently enjoyed a very rapid growth in the […]

Virginia’s Gateway Region and Retail Strategies to Host Retail Academy

October 29, 2019 / Current News

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (October 28, 2019) – Virginia’s Gateway Region (VGR) and Retail Strategies are scheduled to host a Retail Academy for six VGR city and county members on October 30 and 31 in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Retail Academy serves to help communities learn how to attract retail through teaching how data provides options and real estate drives decisions. Participants […]