About Region 3

Region 3 consists of the cities of Danville and Martinsville; and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward.

The Southside Planning District Commission serves as Region 3’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 3.

Region 3 At-A-Glance

Total Population
Total Employment
Unemployment Rate
Median Income Level

Business Services / IT Data Centers
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
High Value Natural Resource Products
Health Care

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

Charles Majors, Chairman
Randy Lail, Vice-Chairman
Scott Burnette
Tim Clark
Barbara Johnson
James McClain II
Ronald Roark
Al Roberts
Larry Ryder
Roger Scott
Karl Stauber
Sherry Swinson
Denise Taylor-Forrest
C. R. ‘Bob’ Timmons
Telly Tucker
Lauren Willis
Dennis Witt
Nicole Young

Regional Resources

Recent News

Martinsville Bulletin
March 8, 2018
Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council
February 28, 2018
Work It, SOVA
February 24, 2018


Liz Povar

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