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Region 3 Is Hiring a Program Director 

GO Virginia Region 3 in partnership with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service has a win-win opportunity for the right program director. 

“Since the beginning we’ve talked about having someone in the region that would wake up every day asking themselves, ‘What can I do to make a difference in Southern Virginia through GO Virginia?’” says Randy Lail, chairman of the Region 3 Council. “Having the ability to partner with the Cooper Center gives us access to expanded resources, networks throughout the commonwealth, and the opportunity to recruit somebody who has a longer view.”

The program director’s two key functions will be facilitation and communication, roles that will develop a robust project pipeline for the region. As a facilitator, the director will help manage and provide assistance with GO Virginia funding and initiatives across the 13-county/two-city GO Virginia Region 3. As a communicator, the program director’s role will be to engage, educate and champion the stakeholders who represent southern Virginia businesses and entrepreneurs, localities, education, nonprofits and private foundations.

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Region 3 All Hands & VEDP Site Characterization Update

On February 18, partners of GO Virginia Region 3 will gather at The Prizery in South Boston for its semi-annual All-Hands Meeting. Business leaders, educators, government officials and anyone else dedicated to the economic vitality of Southern Virginia are encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, February 18
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: The Prizery, 700 Bruce St, South Boston, VA 24592

Registration required


In the recently published annual report The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) shares significant growth and accomplishments among each of its five divisions over the past fiscal year.

The report highlighted the Advanced Learning division’s leadership of the GO Virginia-funded Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers (GO TEC) project. This initiative received GO Virginia’s largest competitive grant awarded to date and will help extend the region’s lauded talent pipeline to middle schools with the introduction of Career Connections labs. 


Scott Burnette, Region 3 Council member, CEO, VCU Community Memorial Hospital, Mecklenburg 

1. What has impacted you most during your time with Region 3?
It has been educational to learn about the variety of industries located in the Region's territory. It has also been gratifying to see so many regions come together to develop project proposals, which has not been the case historically.

2. What is one thing that most people don't know about GO Virginia?
I’m not sure that most people realize that all of the council members around the state serve as volunteers with a goal of improving the economic performance of the commonwealth.  They are not reimbursed for their time or expenses.

3. What is your vision for GO Virginia and the Council's work? 
My personal vision is that awards are plentiful and given out equally across the whole region and the state to the most deserving projects, regardless of county or city. If we continue to show progress and track its impact on job creation and entrepreneurism, it should be a no-brainer for the state to provide more and more funding each year. The kind of work we do stimulates activity that provides benefits far exceeding the initial investment.

4.  If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why? 
Somewhat cheating on this answer. I’d love to see the planet Earth from outer space.

Hear from Doug Juanarena, GO Virginia State Council, why it's good to be in R3! 
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Press Release
December 17, 2019

Three Region 3 Enterprise Zones renewed 

December 24, 2019

GO-TEC received the highest award ever approved by the GO Virginia State Board. By September 2020, this will result in:
  • Enrollment of 1,000 students in Career Connection Labs
  • 10 students enrolled in mechatronics
  • 20 students certified in mechatronics
  • 100 industry credentials awarded
  • 60 program graduates
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