Region 4

GROW Capital Jobs Foundation

GO Virginia stands for Growth and Opportunity. The GO Virginia initiative is managed within nine regions. Each region encourages cooperation among businesses, education, and government entities to enhance economic collaboration, private sector growth and opportunity, and alignment of workforce development programs with employer’s needs.

GO Virginia!

Let’s unleash Virginia’s business leaders, educators and local officials—even whole regions—by providing financial incentives to collaborate to increase high paying private sector jobs, instead of competing against each other.


GROW Capital Jobs Foundation

GROW Capital Jobs Foundation is the support organization for Region 4 of GO Virginia, a statewide initiative to improve the Commonwealth’s economy by increasing the number of high paying, private sector jobs. Higher paying jobs are a leading indicator of overall business growth and development.


Region 4 of GO Virginia

Region 4 represents the Crater Planning District Commission and the Richmond Region Planning District Commission as shown on the map.

REGION 4:   includes the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex; and the cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond and the town of Ashland.



Grants are available that advance the opportunities identified in the Region 4 Growth & Diversification Plan:

  • Accelerating Momentum on Workforce Development and Talent Attraction
  • Enhancing the Innovation/Information Technology Ecosystem
  • Site Readiness and Development
  • Supporting Potentially Transformative Projects in Emerging Clusters Related to Bioscience, Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics.



Qualifying projects must:

  • Lead to the creation of higher paying jobs
  • Attract out of state revenue and/or generate exports across state lines
  • Demonstrate collaboration among business, education, and local government
  • Include matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-state resources
  • Involve two or more localities that commit to provide a minimum local match



The following are examples of possible eligible regional projects:

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives
  • Workforce development and skills enhancement
  • Career and technical education
  • Education, skills development and job placement for veterans and retired military 
  • Attraction, development and retention strategies around viable industry clusters of advanced manufacturing, logistics and life/bio sciences
  • Site development for economic development purposes
  • Research and development activities and associated technology transfer and commercialization

GO Virginia is working to restore Virginia’s economic leadership…

The focus is the creation of state financial incentives, technical support, and other assistance to encourage collaboration by business, education, and local governments on private-sector growth from higher-paying jobs.

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GROW Capital Jobs Foundation is the support organization for Region 4 of GO Virginia, a statewide initiative to improve the Commonwealth’s economy.


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Our Council has 23 members representing  interest from throughout our Region 4 area.


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