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GO Virginia Region 3 seeks project ideas for economic resiliency and recovery 

The GO Virginia State Board has approved modifications to its grant program that will enhance the capability of GO Virginia Region 3 to invest in projects that lead to economic resiliency and recovery. 

GO Virginia Region 3 is specifically seeking applications that: 

  • optimize and strengthen supply-chains
  • sustain business operations through telework and other technology
  • explore opportunities to retool production facilities or process to ensure the supply of mission critical goods and services today and beyond this crisis
  • bring real products to address critical shortages of goods and services to meet healthcare needs
  • ensure that the resource network for entrepreneurs and innovators is strong and ready
  • establish strategic partnerships with research institutions
  • develop or expand transitional training programs to move those out of work into available employment opportunities.

“GO Virginia Region 3 is eager to hear from our citizens, businesses and civic leaders with ideas about how to best use our funds to support the economic recovery of Southern Virginia,” said Randy Lail, Chairman.  “At our next virtual Council meeting on May 20, we will be discussing our priorities and the ideas we receive from our communities will help guide our discussion.”

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We're inspired by the innovative ideas businesses in Region 3 are coming up with to adapt to crucial demands while keeping our health workers safe! 
 
PHCC is making 3D print face shields for our health workers

Patrick Henry Community College is using its 3D printing resources to create face shields for health care workers who are caring for COVID-19 patients. 

The college is getting ready for mass production of face shields that will be sent to Sovah Health.

“We are so glad to have a way that we can help those who are really on the front lines of this fight. As a community we must support one another, and if this is what we can do to support, then we will do it with all our might,” President Dr. Angeline Godwin stated. 

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Distilleries are producing in-demand hand sanitizer through an inspiring collaboration

Two distilleries, Springfield Distillery and Bondurant Brothers, are producing alcohol-based hand sanitizer for frontline and essential workers in South Central Virginia. They're partnering with NASCAR driver Colin Garrett and nonprofit Racing For Heroes for the logistics of getting these vital supplies to first responders and essential businesses.
 
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GO TEC receives new logo and brand 

Have you seen GO TEC's new logo yet? 

The selection process was facilitated by IALR and completed with the input of students, educators, industry, economic developers and GO TEC Advisory Board members. The logo features the GO TEC name in modern, high-tech font with the color grey and an energetic motion-oriented lime green. The “O” in “GO” incorporates the look of a power button to insinuate technology, movement and the concept of empowering talent with the skills to attract and retain top-quality industry.

“We are extremely excited to introduce and begin using the new GO TEC logo in our communication and branding efforts,” said Dr. Tammy Hurt, GO TEC Program Manager. “As we grow this talent development project into the full progressive model it is intended to be, a cohesive, well-positioned brand is critical to its success and ability to engage participants.”   

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In case you missed our All-Hands Meeting in February, hear some exciting updates from chairman Randy Lail, who kicked off the third annual GOVA Region 3 All-Hands Meeting. 
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Lauren T.A. Willis, BSA Officer, The Bank of Charlotte County


1. What has impacted you most during your time with Region 3?
Without a doubt 
the people. GO Virginia has provided me the opportunity to meet other business leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators who have the same connection to and desire to serve Southside Virginia. Although I am from Region 3 (Charlotte County) and have spent most of my life in Charlotte County, I do not feel I would have had the opportunity to encounter such a diverse group working toward a common purpose absent GO Virginia.
2. Representing the financial sector and the eastern portion of the region, how do you feel that Region 3 addresses the needs of these areas?
Working in compliance in a heavily-regulated industry, it's quite obvious that the best legislative intentions do not always lead to intended results. It's invaluable to involve those directly impacted by legislation, regulation, etc. in the process. GO Virginia and GO Virginia Region 3 seem to be taking this approach at the state and local level. In every aspect, business leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, government leaders, and subject matter experts are involved
— whether it's creating the Growth and Diversification Plan, developing a communications strategy, or administering program funds; and these leaders are geographically situated throughout the region to provide balance and varying perspectives.

3. What is one thing that most people don't know about GO Virginia?
I would say most people do not realize GO Virginia is business-led economic development. The Regional Council is comprised of diverse leaders
— from business to education to economic developers.

4. What is your vision for GO Virginia and the Council's work? 
I hope GO Virginia leads to increased collaboration by individuals, organizations, and localities. Where historically we've focused inward on our own towns, counties, or cities, GO Virginia emphasizes collaboration by those who share similar interests and are working toward a common goal. Collaboration and connectivity are critical for the future of Region 3, and I hope the council's work will foster new partnerships across Region 3.

5. If you had a time machine, which era or year would you travel to? 
Ha 
— anytime before the 24-hour news cycle! In all seriousness--I'd say the 70s or 80s. I would love to visit my grandparents' supermarket in Drakes Branch (Andrews Supermarket) or the general store in Meherrin and chat with my Grandpa.

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Danville/Pittsylvania named one of top 10 Micropolitan Areas


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April 03, 2020


Could COVID-19 could shift our economic focus from growth to distribution? 

What could a post-pandemic economy look like? 

"As global companies pivot supply chains that have been disrupted by COVID-19, they will likely look for solutions close to their headquarters that meet their own business needs but also help shore up local economies." 
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