We fund grants for growth, jobs, and quality of life in the Shenandoah Valley.

Map of GO Virginia Region 8

About Region 8

Region 8 consists of the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester; and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren.

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the GO Virginia program in Region 8, including reviewing and awarding grants that incentivize collaboration between business, education, and local government. The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission serves as Region 8’s fiscal and administrative support organization. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the state agency responsible for administering the GO Virginia program.

How we're making a difference

I have enjoyed supporting GO Virginia’s focus of aligning regional business leaders with municipal and other public stakeholders to create a unique organization that is investing in transformative economic development projects across Region 8.

Chris Kyle , Regional Council Chair

Economic Investment by the Numbers

23 Projects Funded
$6.98M GO Virginia Funds Invested
$5.2M Public/Private Match Funds Leveraged

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