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GO Virginia Approves Grant for Small Business Resiliency Teams

Posted on October 12, 2020

SBDCs launch COVID-19 recovery initiative to promote economic stability, sustainability, and growth. Date: October 12, 2010 SV SBDC Contact: Joyce Krech, (540)568-3227, krechjh@jmu.edu LF SBDC Contact: Christine Kriz, (540)868-7094, ckriz@lfcc.edu The GO Virginia State board has approved an $81,813 grant proposal submitted by a regional partnership between Harrisonburg Economic Development, Frederick County Economic Development, Shenandoah […]

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Feasibility Study for a shared-use Agricultural Enterprise Center in the Shenandoah Valley Begins

Posted on September 2, 2020

Date: September 2, 2020 CSPDC Contact: Rachel Salatin, rachel@cspdc.org or 540-885-5174 ext. 107 Elizabeth McCarty, elizabeth@cspdc.org or 540-885-5174 ext. 108 The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to fruition, this multi-use facility is expected to support […]

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GO Virginia approves Startup Shenandoah Valley Grant Proposal

Posted on June 24, 2020

Date: June 24, 2020 For more information contact: Rachel Haddad Phone: (540) 213-0333 Email: ​rachel@stauntonfund.org Shenandoah Valley, VA – The GO Virginia State board approved the grant proposal submitted by the Staunton Creative Community Fund and multiple Shenandoah Valley partners on Tuesday, June 23rd. The proposal will fund virtual acceleration programming, infrastructure buildout, and ecosystem […]

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Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Over $2.8 Million in GO Virginia Grants

Posted on May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 ~ Funding to support regional economic development initiatives ~ Richmond – The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced today $2,872,931 in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) funding for 13 regional projects. The GO Virginia Board, which includes key members of the Governor’s cabinet, the General Assembly and […]

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Region 8 “Call for Projects” FY20

Posted on April 1, 2019

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council recently implemented a new approach for identifying and prioritizing forthcoming projects to be considered for GO Virginia funding in the new fiscal year commencing in July 2019.  To better ensure potential projects are strategically developed across or outside of Region 8 and, also, aligned with the four GO Virginia […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Awards Funding for Talent Solutions Strategy – Initiative will target filling middle- and high-skill workforce gaps.

Posted on December 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 17, 2018 Contacts: Bonnie Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org Faith McClintic, (804) 347-1877, govareg8pd@gmail.com HARRISONBURG – The GO Virginia Region 8 Council has approved funding for the Shenandoah Valley Talent Solutions Strategy under the Enhanced Capacity Building category. Enhanced Capacity Building activities support analysis and planning for project development and implementation. […]

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GO Virginia How-to-Apply Webinar

Posted on August 20, 2018

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will host a how-to-apply webinar for the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund (GO Virginia) for the per capita and competitive grants on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The webinar will be hosted through the WebEx online platform only. Attendance is open to […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Welcomes New Program Director: Economic and business development professional to provide support for regional council.

Posted on July 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2018 Contacts: George Pace, (540) 476-4561, gwpace1@comcast.net Brandon Davis, (540) 636-8800, bdavis@nsvregion.org Bonnie Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org HARRISONBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 8 Council announced today that economic and business development consultant Faith McClintic was hired as the GO Virginia Program Director for Region 8 starting August 1, 2018. […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Funds Cybersecurity Workforce Development Project

Posted on June 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018 Contacts: Bonnie Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org Marlena Jarboe, (540) 453-2344, JarboeM@brcc.edu HARRISONBURG (June 15, 2018) – GO Virginia Region 8 announced today that funding for the public-private Cyber Security Workforce Development and Jobs Program submitted in round four of project grants to the state GO Virginia Board has been approved. […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Grant Funds Available for Eligible Projects

Posted on March 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2018 Contacts: George Pace, (540) 476-4561, gwpace1@comcast.net Carrie Chenery, (540) 568-3259, chenerch@jmu.edu Bonnie Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org Brandon Davis, (540) 636-8800, bdavis@nsvregion.org Sharon Johnson, (540) 442.7134 ext. 110, sjohnson@valleyworkforce.com HARRISONBURG — The GO Virginia Region 8 Council of the Shenandoah Valley is now accepting proposals for eligible projects to be […]

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