GO Virginia

“To create more higher paying jobs through incentivized collaboration, primarily through out-of-state-revenue, that diversify and strengthen the economy in every region.”

The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity (GO Virginia) was created by the passage of legislation during the 2016 General Assembly session. Launched by Virginia’s senior business leadership, GO Virginia supports programs to create more high-paying jobs through incentivized collaboration between business, education, and government to diversify and strengthen the economy in every region of the Commonwealth.

Northern Virginia’s Region 7 is the right arm of Washington, DC and a booming business and suburban area. The Dulles tech corridor has been called Silicon Valley East Region 7 consists of the cities Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park; and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.

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In The News

New Council Members

JULY 30, 2019

We are excited to welcome three new council members: Buddy Rizer, Brian Moore, and Irma Becerra, PhD!

Regional Entrepreneurial Investment Strategies Application

JULY 30, 2019

The Regional Entrepreneurial Investment Strategies Application is due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Application can be found on the “Resources“ page.

Application for GO Virginia Funded Projects

JULY 30, 2019

The Letters of Intent to Respond are due 11:59 PM on Monday, August 26, 2019. The Proposals are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, September 23, 2019. Application can be found on the “Resources“ page.

UPCOMING Deadline FOR GO NORTHERN VA FUNDS: JUNE 3, 2019

FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Grant Applications for Round 2 are due March 25, 2019. To inquire about applying, see the Contact Us page.

GO Northern Virginia Council Releases Request for Proposals

DECEMBER 9, 2018

Grant applications Instructions released

GO Virginia Board Approves Second Round Of Grants

JULY 23, 2018

Northern Virginia Tech Talent Pipeline - $487,500

Strengthening Alexandria/Arlington’s Technology Workforce - $201.896.62

NOVA FabLab - $250,000

Upcoming Events


GO Northern VA Region 7 has a new chair

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2017-2018 Chair Carolyn Parent steps into the role of Former Chair of GO Northern VA Region 7, and hands over the position to the The Honorable Tom Rust.





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