August 29, 2017 — GO NOVA, the GO Virginia Northern Virginia Region 7 Council, is now accepting Letters of Interest for projects to be funded by the State’s new initiative to create jobs in high-wage industries. Region 7 includes the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William; and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. $3.2 million in state funds is available for award in this region, and will be shared by several successful proposals. In addition, $11.1 million in competitive state-wide funds is available for projects that engage localities in two or more of the state’s regions.
Adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and Governor Terry McAuliffe, and supported by NVTC, GO Virginia is a business-led, bipartisan initiative aimed at providing a new framework for strengthening the economy in each region of the state by providing new state funding to support collaboration among the regions’ business, education and local government communities.
The GO Virginia Northern Virginia Region 7 Council, which is composed of 29 regional business, education and local government community leaders, is tasked with identifying, reviewing and prioritizing projects focused on the economic future of our region. NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg serves on the Council.
Projects funded will address one or more of the Council’s three broad goals: