Virginia’s Gateway Region is a non-profit 501c3, funded by local business and local governments. Our partners form a network of business and community leaders that guide our organization and take active roles in pursuing economic development opportunities for our region. We believe a strong partnership between the private and public sectors is essential to achieve sustainable economic growth.

To learn more about partnership and its unique opportunities, contact Amy Everett, Director of Customer Experience at

Executive level sponsors

Roslyn Farm Corporation

Roslyn Farm Corporation owns and manages premier retail, office and industrial property throughout the Tri-Cities area. Available sites are ready to build developments with build-to-suit and ready-to-move in opportunities available to meet your specific needs. Their properties are strategically located with convenient access to major interstates and rail systems throughout the region. 

ambassador level sponsors

Bank of Southside Virginia

The Bank of Southside Virginia is a locally owned, full-service commercial bank. The bank attributes its success to high quality customer service, a forward thinking atmosphere and a strong commitment to the communities and people it serves. BSV is one of the technological leaders in the area, but still maintains a personal touch with customers.

Davis Oil

Melvin  L. Davis Oil Company, Inc. has headquarters in Stony Creek, VA, United States and is part of the Gasoline Stations Industry. Melvin L.Davis Oil Company, Inc. , a third generation company beginning operations in 1956, is currently operated by J. Rex Davis and Melvin Davis, Jr.  They currently have  220 total employees across all of its locations which currently serves the counties of Sussex, Brunswick, and Prince George, Virginia.

Prince George Electric Cooperative

The Prince George Electric Cooperative provides electric utility services in Prince George, Sussex, Surry, Dinwiddie, Southampton and Isle of Wight counties. They are longtime supporters of economic development, working with developers of business parks and helping to locate new industry.

Corporate level sponsors


Davenport & Company’s Public Finance Department specializes in financial advisory services to local and state governments, authorities (water & sewer, solid waste, airports), colleges and universities, and other not-for-profit entities and offers a broad range of services including structuring and assisting with tax-exempt and taxable bond offerings, direct loans, strategic capital plans, debt capacity analysis, rating agency presentations, development of policies and procedures and investment management. Davenport & Company LLC, an employee-owned leading independent financial services firm, specializes in investment advisory and wealth management services including stock and bond brokerage, asset management, research, financial planning, insurance, public and corporate finance. For more than 155 years, Davenport has earned the trust of a broad base of individuals and families as well as municipalities, foundations, and institutions. Davenport’s Asset Management division offers five publicly available mutual funds which have been recognized for excellence by Morningstar and Kiplinger’s, among others. Davenport has office locations across the mid-Atlantic. Davenport & Company LLC Member: NYSE | FINRA | SIPC 


AdvantaStaff is in the business of putting qualified workers where clients need them most. They believe a prepared workforce is the backbone of the economy. Every day AdvantaStaff recruits, prepares and puts to work a small army of good people – ready to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.

Atlantic Constructors Inc.

Atlantic Constructors is Central Virginia’s leading construction and service provider for commercial and industrial markets and has offices in Richmond, Newport News, Suffolk, Roanoke and Sterling. Safety, quality and productivity are guiding principles and self-performance is always a key factor for their successful projects. ACI’s highly automated 130,000 square foot fabrication shop leverages prefabrication and modularization to achieve project goals. The attached 30,000 square foot office complex in Richmond, Va. serves as headquarters for 900+ genuinely people focused, positively tenacious and solutions oriented highly skilled trades/employees self-performing: Process & Utility Piping HVAC & Plumbing Process Modularization Industrial Structural Steel / Miscellaneous Metals / Blast & Paint Millwright & Equipment Setting/Rigging Facility Service & Maintenance Fire Protection & Alarm Electrical Services Airport Services Green/LEED

Columbia Gas

Columbia Gas of Virginia, with headquarters in Chesterfield County, is one of seven energy-distribution companies of NiSource Inc. They serve more than 280,000 residential, industrial and government customers in 86 communities, making them the third-largest natural gas utility in Virginia.

Dominion Energy

More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit to learn more.

Fort Lee Federal Credit Union

Fort Lee Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union headquartered in Prince George, VA.  Since 1952, the credit union has provided a full selection of affordable financial services to the community. Fort Lee Federal Credit Union serves employees of Fort Lee as well as the following independent cities and counties: Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King and Queen, King William, New Kent, Nottoway, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond, and Sussex. For more information on services or membership, visit


Built on relationships, TowneBank is totally dedicated to our members and to the Chesterfield community, providing significant dollars in loans, community reinvestment, and charitable support. More than a bank, we are a home away from home where you receive exquisite service, along with personal recognition and respect. Our local bankers are here to serve all your financial needs – from business, personal and private banking solutions to treasury and merchant services. Come experience the TowneBank difference. Visit us in person or at our Chesterfield Financial Center, where we offer a full range of financial services including insurance, investments, benefits and mortgage.   Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Investment and Insurance products are NOT a deposit, NOT FDIC-insured, Not guaranteed by TowneBank, NOT insured by any state or federal government agency, and MAY go down in value.

W. E. Bowman Construction, Inc.

Founded in 1970, W. E. Bowman Construction, Inc. (WEBC) has been serving the construction industry for over 50 years. The WEBC team represents three generations of hands-on leadership and expertise. In addition to the value of time-tested experience, WEBC sets itself apart through a blend of skilled craftsmen, technology-driven construction management professionals, and our deep commitment to our mission to “Build the Best Places to Live, Work, and Enjoy Life”. WEBC has been recognized with multiple awards over the years; not only for our work quality, but also for our company culture. As a family-owned and operated business, we believe firmly in treating both our team members and our clients like family. Our standard of excellence encompasses the quality of the work we perform, the relationships we build with our clients, and the supportive environment we provide to our team. Equally as important, we have a strong focus on safety, including an industry-leading, EMR of .77 . Our highly experienced team has tackled nearly every type of construction project imaginable over the past 50 years. Hospital renovations, new multi-family development construction, and historical restorations are all in our wheelhouse, plus so much more. With each project, new challenges and opportunities present themselves, allowing us to highlight every project in a unique way.

Supporting level sponsors

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