NVTC Signs On to Support GO Virginia Campaign to Promote Growth and Opportunity in the Commonwealth

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Tech Council will Collaborate with Virginia Business, Education, Government and Community Leaders on Private-Sector Growth and Job Creation Initiative

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) this week announced its support for GO Virginia, a campaign initiated by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC) and the Council on Virginia’s Future to foster private-sector growth and job creation through state incentives for regional collaboration by business, education, and government.

GO Virginia was launched on July 28 in a series of events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. NVTC Vice President of Policy Josh Levi attended the Richmond news conference along with business leaders, senior state and local officials, education leaders, and representatives of business and economic development organizations. The event included remarks from Gov. Terry McAuliffe, as well as NVTC Board members Tom Farrell, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Dominion Resources, and Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia.

Bipartisan and business-led, the GO Virginia coalition favors state incentives to encourage collaboration among business, education, and government in each region, providing a framework for implementation of the private sector-focused strategies of leading business organizations and political leaders in both parties.

“NVTC is pleased to support GO Virginia and its mission of bringing together regional organizations and leaders to drive economic growth and private sector job creation,” said NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. “We look forward to working with the policy and business leaders of Northern Virginia to promote and incentivize innovation, investment, improvement, invention and infrastructure in our community.”

Learn more about GO Virginia at http://www.govirginia.org.

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org.

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