June 2023

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2023 Meet Your Legislator Event

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Prince George County 

Update from the President & CEO: 

Friends of the Gateway Region,

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year as the full force of nature's colorful return makes it presence known. I feel the same way about economic development activity. Business growth and prosperity is being cultivated by hard-working folks working together for the common good. Activity is up more than ever before.

Your VGR Team continued to be busy with prospects, even spending entire days touring them around some of our top sites. We participated in the Site Selection Consultants Forum in Virginia Beach with the Virginia Economic Developers Association. Additionally during the month, we were excited to host a number of national consultants as we showcased the region’s pharmaceutical cluster and all of its supporting players. And finally, we are grateful that so many partners came out to meet our local elected officials at CCAM (see photo above). Economic Development is a team sport and May was no exception!

If you are an investor, we look forward to hosting you at DroneUp at Richard Bland College this month.

I wish you all the best during these last days of Spring. 

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

VGR Showcases Featured Sites & Buildings on Website

If you haven’t visited the VGR website lately, give it a browse. All of the region’s top economic development sites are now featured in the Site Selection area. Click here to learn more. 

DroneUp and RBC Continue to Create Buzz

Join us in congratulating DroneUp and Richard Bland College for earning high honors during the 6th Annual AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards. AUVSI (Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International), celebrates the accomplishments of companies, organizations, and individuals across the uncrewed systems community. DroneUp and RBC won second place in the XCELLENCE in Workforce Development category for establishing the First Commercial Drone Workforce Training Program for College Credit.

Additionally, VGR joined the team who provided a stellar demonstration to NASA in May. We're proud to have this groundbreaking training program in the Gateway Region!

The VGR 2022 Annual Report Is Here!

Our 2022 Annual Report has a new look and format this year. We encourage you to read about the Top Deals, the progress being made on our 2025 Strategic Plan and many more highlights found in this report.

If you would like a copy of the printed publication, please email Amy Everett

at aeverett@gatewayregion.com.

Additional Highlights

Existing Biz Spotlight! VGR’s Michelle Rogers and Keith Boswell tour the campus of Ashland Chemical in Hopewell. 

VGR attended the ICSC Show in Las Vegas. ICSC promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play, and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies.

Photo Credit: Commercial Observer

Thank You Investors!

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

Thanks to following Corporate Council investors who help make VGR successful!

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