Coalition of Northern Virginia Chambers & Regional Leaders Facilitates the Creation of a Steering Committee to Develop the GO Virginia Regional Council

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Thirteen-member committee will identify members and establish structure for Regional Council responsible for proposing projects to compete for GO Virginia’s economic development funds.

GO Virginia is a bipartisan initiative adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and Governor Terry McAuliffe to encourage greater collaboration.

A steering committee, comprised of top Northern Virginia business, education and economic development leaders, has been formed to develop the Regional Council. This Council will identify, review and propose local projects that will compete with other regions of the state for funds from the GO Virginia economic development program.

An initiative of the Coalition of Northern Virginia Chambers, the Steering Committee has the task of identifying candidates to serve on the GO Virginia Regional Council for Northern Virginia and to initiate the development of a regional economic development strategy.

GO Virginia is a bipartisan initiative adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and Governor Terry McAuliffe to encourage greater collaboration amongst the Commonwealth’s localities, higher education and private sector partners on projects that create jobs and spur economic growth.

At their first meeting, Steering Committee members named Matt McQueen, of Northrop Grumman, and Kerry Donley, of John Marshall Bank, the committee’s Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

“Alongside Kerry, I am proud to help lead this important effort to develop the strongest possible GO Virginia Regional Council for Northern Virginia," said McQueen. "By encouraging greater collaboration and less parochialism, this groundbreaking initiative will change the paradigm for economic development in Virginia. Along with my fellow Steering Committee members, I am excited to be a part of that change."

“On behalf of the Coalition of Northern Virginia Chambers, I want to thank these business leaders for investing their time and expertise in this Steering Committee. The Governor and General Assembly have demonstrated tremendous confidence in the ability of Virginia’s region’s to create the partnerships and spirit of collaboration needed to drive our economy forward. Northern Virginia’s chambers of commerce are fully committed to that goal and to GO Virginia’s success,” said Mark Ingrao, President & CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, interested parties are invited to contact:

Mark Ingrao
President & CEO
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
(703) 707-9045

Tony Howard
President & CEO
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
(571) 209-9020

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