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!