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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 […]


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 […]


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) […]


Virginia’s Gateway Region Welcomes New President & CEO

Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Boswell as the organization’s new President & CEO.

With over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sector, Boswell comes to VGR after spending over 20 years working in economic development at the state level. Boswell’s focus on attracting new business, supporting existing business, and collaborating with various federal, state and local authorities to increase job creation and capital investment will serve Virginia’s Gateway Region well as the organization continues to grow and prosper.