About Region 9

Region 9 consists of the city of Charlottesville; and the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock.

The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development serves as Region 9’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 9.

Region 9 At-A-Glance

Total Population
Total Employment
Unemployment Rate
Median Income Level

Biomedical and Biotechnology
Financial and Business Services
Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Information Technology / Communications
Light Manufacturing

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

Brian Cole, Chair
Tom Click, Vice Chair
The Hon. Fitzgerald Barnes
Chip Boyles
Suzanne Jessup Brooks
Steve Carter
Jim Cheng
Ed Dalrymple
Bryan David
Steven De Jong
The Hon. Gary Deal
Frank Friedman
Miles Friedman
Janet Gullickson
Ray Knott
S. Pace Lochte
Leigh Middleditch, Jr.
Patrick Mauney
David Pettit
Steve Ray
Ed Scott
Elizabeth Smith
Andy Wade

Regional Resources

Recent News



Helen Cauthen

Notice: The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is the state agency responsible for administering the GO Virginia program. Any documents supplied on this page are sourced directly from DHCD. Please forward any administrative questions to DHCD.