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Regional Economic Development Organization Celebrates Another Year of Excellence

March 2, 2018 / City of Colonial Heights

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va – Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization (VGR) welcomed business and community leaders from across the Richmond MSA to commemorate another year of success and achievement working together to create jobs and support local business at their 57th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 28.

VGR Board of Directors Chairman Victor Branch (Bank of America) welcomed guests to the event, shedding light on the importance of VGR’s work in the region and their insightful five-year strategic plan to create 3,000 jobs by 2020.

Members of VGR’s Board of Directors joined Branch to recognize VGR’s long-time President & CEO Renee Chapline for her thirteen years of dedicated service to the region. During Chapline’s tenure, VGR welcomed 231 company announcements, creating nearly 20 thousand jobs and about $5.5 billion of capital investment. Chapline recently began her new position as Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs at Prince George Electric Cooperative.


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