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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]