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

Bank of America

At Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News).

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.

Virginia State University

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is a public, historically black, land-grant university, offering academic programs to prepare students to be 21st-century innovators and future leaders with the knowledge and insight necessary to change our world. The VSU campus features a 231-acre main campus plus Randolph Farm, a renowned 412-acre agricultural research facility. VSU is located about 20 minutes south of Richmond, VA in VSU sits atop a rolling landscape overlooking the Appomattox River with expansive views of Petersburg. With a current student population of approximately 4,300. Our campus boasts 11 residence halls, 18 academic buildings, and a state-of-the-art multi-purpose center. Virginia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Please visit to learn more.

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.

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.

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

Atlantic Union

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (NYSE:AUB) is the holding company for Atlantic Union Bank. Atlantic Union Bank is the largest regional bank headquartered in Virginia, with a presence across the Mid-Atlantic. With our customer-centric approach, we offer a full suite of financial services, including business and commercial banking, treasury management, home loans, consumer banking and wealth management solutions.


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.


Anthem is a leading health company dedicated to improving lives and communities, and making healthcare simpler. Through its affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 118 million people, including more than 45 million within its family of health plans. Delivering health beyond healthcare, Anthem is expanding from being a partner in health benefits to a lifetime, trusted health partner.

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

Blue Ridge Bank

We’re personally invested in doing our part to serve our communities through sponsorships and financial support. We are proud to be celebrating our 130th year serving the businesses and individuals in our region. Blue Ridge Bank provides a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, insurance, card payments, wholesale and retail mortgage lending, and government-guaranteed lending. Blue Ridge Bank was named one of America's Best Small Banks by Newsweek in 2021 and we received a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation's leading independent bank rating firm. With branches in 26 cities across the Commonwealth and 1 in North Carolina, we want to be your banking partner in moving forward. Visit to learn more.

Bon Secours

The Bon Secours network of care provides comprehensive medical services throughout the greater Richmond and Southern Virginia area, with seven hospitals and large number of outpatient practices and services that serve as far south as Emporia to as far East as Kilmarnock.   Our mission calls us to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved.  This mission is strengthened and furthered through the deployment of community health teams and strategies that work toward addressing the social determinants of health within our communities through community collaborations and partnerships.

Brinkmann Constructors

Brinkmann Constructors is a national general contractor offering design/build, design/assist and construction management services to a wide variety of commercial industries, including student housing, senior living, industrial, retail and more. Visit to learn more about Brinkmann’s services.

Clancy & Theys

Clancy & Theys Construction Company is a large general contractor with more than seven decades of commercial construction experience, including in the hospitality, multi-family, life sciences, medical, industrial, senior living, and office markets. During our more than 74-year history, we have grown to be a cornerstone of the Southeast’s construction market with five offices located on the East Coast. We do the right thing for our clients, colleagues, and communities with a legacy built on safety, stewardship, passion, and collaboration. In both our work and our relationships, we aim to always do the right thing, the right way…that’s the Clancy Way.

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.


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  


With a legacy of more than 60 years of excellence, we are a nationwide firm of planning, design, and construction professionals. We create responsible and innovative solutions for those who own, operate, and maintain natural and built environments. We value lasting relationships, achieving our clients’ visions, and celebrating in their success.

DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked among the top 50 general contractors in the country since 1997, we are a global self-performing commercial contractor and construction manager that has grown with our customers by delivering measurably more value. Whether a multi-million-dollar technical facility or a conference room renovation, we execute every project with relentless accountability. We listen to your goals. We develop strategies based on your business. We track our performance. We do everything we can to earn your trust and build great lasting relationships and raving fans.

Homebase Credit Union

Homebase Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union headquartered in Prince George, VA.  Founded in 1952, Homebase Credit Union is a full service financial institution offering a wide range of deposit, loan, and mortgage products. The credit union serves the greater Richmond area, including those who live, work, worship, or attend school in the following counties and cities: 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 how we can help you, visit Equal housing lender. Insured by NCUA.


Hourigan is a fully integrated construction and development firm with expertise in complex and fast-track projects, for both new construction and renovations. Their consultative approach and strong pre-construction services makes them a valued partner at the table for a variety of markets including healthcare, education, industrial, the office sector, and federal. Hourigan operates throughout the Mid-Atlantic, with offices in Richmond,  Charlottesville, and Virginia Beach. For more information, visit

Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union

Peoples Advantage is a certified Community Development Credit Union (CDFI) headquartered in Petersburg, VA.  Members of PAFCU benefit from an entire suite of products created to establish and rebuild credit.  These include Free Financial Coaching, Reliable Rides auto loans, Affordable Homeownership Products, Fresh Start Checking Accounts, Micro Business Loans and Payday Alternative solutions.  Financial Education is a key component to all the products and services delivered by the credit union.  Financial Education, alongside product accessibility is a key part of the PAFCU strategy to build wealth in the communities it serves.


Timmons Group is an engineering & technology firm specializing in civil, environmental, GIS, and surveying services to clients across the US. Recognized for over 30 years as one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country, Timmons Group provides civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Timmons Group has regional offices throughout the United States.

Touchstone Bank

Touchstone Bank is a community bank specializing in business banking with a purpose of delivering exceptional customer service and quality financial products. We are focused on providing an enviable work environment and value for shareholders and the communities we serve.


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.

Virginia Credit Union

A member-owned financial cooperative with more than 300,000 members, Virginia Credit Union provides a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources with a focus on helping people feel more confident about their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA. For more information, visit

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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Future Pharmaceutical Innovation,
Ready Today

Virginia’s Gateway (VGR) region is well on its way to becoming a transformational advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing cluster. In a post-COVID world, the importance of drugs being made here in the United States has never been more relevant.



Keith Boswell, President, VGR

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Preparing for the future, The Gateway Region is out front on developing a pharma-focused talent pipeline.