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GO Virginia Region 2 staff and team members conducted research, collected data, and held meetings designed to identify regionally-specific growth areas that could lead to the creation of high-wage jobs. This data informed Region 2's Growth and Diversification plan.

GO Virginia Region 2 is currently accepting proposals for projects that seek to address the growth areas identified in the Growth and Diversification plan and that will grow higher wage jobs.

The GO Virginia program is divided into nine different geographic regions.

Virginia Tech's Center for Economic & Community Engagement is the facilitator for GO Virginia Region 2, which includes cities of Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem; and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Roanoke.

If you live in GO Virginia Region 2 and you are interested in being added to our mailing list, you can sign up here to receive our newsletter, which comes out every other month. If you would like more information about the program, please email Rachel Jones.

Learn more about GO Virginia at the GO Virginia Website.

The Region Two Council includes the following 25 council members: 

Dr. Ray Smoot, Chair, Virginia Tech Foundation (Retired)
Dr. Eddie Amos, Vice Chair, GE Digital (Retired)
Michelle Austin, Bank of Botetourt 
Dr. Nathaniel Bishop, Carilion Clinic
Dr. John Capps, Central Virginia Community College
Kenneth Craig, Liberty University
Janice Crawford, Framatome Inc.
Beverly Dalton, English Construction
Sandy Davis, BCR Property Management
Paul Denham, Southern Air Inc.
Dr. Michael Friedlander, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
Vince Hatcher, Hollingsworth & Vose Company
Don Halliwill, Carilion Clinic
Mike Hamlar, Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home
Dr. Patricia Huber, New River Community College 
Fourd Kemper, Woods Rogers Attorneys at Law 
Marty Muscatello, MM Consulting
Kimball Payne, Berkley Group
Debbie Petrine, Commonwealth Care
John Putney, Beford County
Amy Sebring, Virginia Tech
Luke Towles, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Justin Yalung, Inorganic Ventures