July 2023

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Update from the President & CEO: 

Friends of the Gateway Region,

We often say that economic development is a marathon and not a sprint. While the big announcements with hundreds of jobs make media headlines, there is much work that goes on quietly in the background as we prepare assets for future deals. Just in the past month, your VGR Team participated in these asset development activities.

Location Asset: we helped Prince George County engage in an economic study of Exit 45, a promising redevelopment opportunity to drive more business and tourism to the area.

Workforce Asset: we attended the Crater Workforce Development Board Meeting and are thrilled with the progress and engagement from new leadership and the Board.

Building Asset: we toured the beautiful Hotel Petersburg that is well on its way to being renovated to its former charm and will serve as a memorable place for consultants and prospects to stay in the region.

Site Asset: VGR continues to assist Sussex County in the development of their megasite after receiving a VEDP grant.

Transportation Asset: we’re excited to see more improvements to the Dinwiddie Airport that you can read about in the article below.

Existing Business Asset: one of our greatest assets is always the proud testimonials of our existing companies. We are pleased to report that several projects in play that involve current businesses in the Gateway Region.

Our team wishes each of you a Happy Fourth of July!

Call Keith Boswell at: +1 (804) 732-8971 or Click for Email

VGR Business Council Tours DroneUp

More than 30 members of VGR’s Business Council attended a private tour of DroneUp at Richard Bland College of William & Mary in  Dinwiddie County in June.

These investors learned about the future of unmanned systems and how our region is playing a central role in training and workforce development for this growing industry.

Hotel Petersburg Presents Progress in Old Towne Petersburg

Our team thoroughly enjoyed an exclusive hard hat tour of Hotel Petersburg given by Dr. Nat Cuthbert. The hotel, built in 1915 and closed in 1969, is undergoing a complete restoration to its original charm. This Old Towne property will be a gem when hosting business prospects in the future! 

VGR Wins Virginia PR Award

We are so excited to announce that our 2022 Annual Report won the top award of excellence in the Publications category at the Virginia PR Awards last week from PRSA Richmond Chapter! This is the third year we have snagged this award. 

Welcome Home Fort Gregg-Adams!

During this month of national patriotism, we want to publicly thank Fort Gregg-Adams on being an exemplary partner for the Gateway Region! Read more from the Army HERE.

Gateway Region & Pharma Cluster Pack BIO Show

Tom Scott joined the Alliance for Building Better MedicineActivation CapitalPhlow and others at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization Convention in Boston to tell the regional story in hopes of attracting pharmaceutical companies and suppliers.  

Thank You Investors!

As a 501C3 nonprofit organization, VGR only operates through public and private investments.

Thanks to following Corporate Council investor who helps make VGR successful!

More News Headlines from June

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