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How Pharmaceutical Innovation is Transforming Virginia’s Gateway Region

A surge of fresh energy and opportunities are attracting new residents and businesses to the Petersburg area. Here’s what it means for the region – and why you might want to come along for the ride.


Governor Northam Announces Landmark Virginia Company to Expand in Sussex County, Doubling Production of Iconic Gourmet Peanuts

~ Virginia Diner will invest over $4.5 million to grow manufacturing and distribution operation ~


VGR Leads Application Process, Secures $1.63M Site Development Grant

~ A total of 11 Gateway Region sites are to be developed and ready for business ~


Young Startup Partners with Oldest Regional Economic Development Organization in Virginia

~ VGR, EDai to collaborate on advancing emerging pharmaceutical cluster in Gateway Region ~


Surry County, Virginia Hires New Director of Economic Development

Surry County recently announced the hiring of Yoti Jabri as Director of Economic Development. Mr. […]


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

  PRINCE GEORGE, Va., Feb. 18, 2021 — The Hollingsworth Companies have pre-graded the site and are starting […]


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 ~


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · January 21, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that pharmaceutical manufacturer […]


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 […]


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 […]