Recognizing the significant economic headwinds that Virginia faces due to federal sequestration and reliance on public-sector jobs, business leaders from across the state launched the GO Virginia Initiative to drive private-sector growth, create higher-paying jobs, and foster regional collaboration in every region of the Commonwealth.

The GO Virginia Coalition was established to support that effort and is now made up of over 90 organizations and over 20,000 individuals, many of which are actively contributing to the work of GO Virginia in their regions.

Statewide Organizations

Council on Virginia’s Future

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Virginia


Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions

Virginia Business Council

Virginia Business Higher Education Council

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Economic Developers Association

Virginia FREE

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Maritime Association

Virginia Municipal League

Virginia Rural Center

Virginia’s University-Based Economic Development Officers

Local & Regional Organizations

Alexandria Arlington Regional Workforce Council

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Bristol Chamber of Commerce

Center for Innovation and Development in the Northern Neck

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission

Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Commonwealth Regional Council

Crater Planning District Commission

Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission

Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce

Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce

Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce

Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce

Frederick County Economic Development Authority

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Gloucester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

Greater Richmond Chamber

Greater Richmond Partnership

Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce

Hampton Roads Business Roundtable

Hampton Roads Chamber

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Hampton Roads Innovation Collaborative

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Hopewell / Prince George Chamber of Commerce

Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster by the Bay Chamber

LENOWISCO Planning District Commission

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission

Mount Rogers Planning District Commission

New River Valley Regional Commission

Northern Neck Planning District Commission

Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Northern Virginia Chamber Partnership

Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Northern Virginia Technology Council

Opportunity Inc. – Hampton Roads’ Workforce Development Board

Peninsula Council for Workforce Development

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Prince William County Chamber of Commerce

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

Richmond Management Roundtable

Richmond Technology Council (RichTech)

Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council

Roanoke Regional Chamber

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

Round The Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network

South Central Workforce Development Board

Southern Piedmont Technology Council

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation, Inc.

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance

Southside Planning District Commission

Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority

SVAM Center for Excellence

SWVA Workforce Development Board

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Music Heritage Trail

The Montpelier Foundation

Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

Virginia Beach Vision

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Virginia’s Gateway Region

Virginia’s Growth Alliance

Virginia’s Region 2000 Local Government Council

Washington County Chamber of Commerce

West Piedmont Planning District Commission

Western Virginia Community College Education Foundation

Wise County Chamber of Commerce

Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce

Educational Institutions

Christopher Newport University

George Mason University

George Washington University

James Madison University

Longwood University

Norfolk State University

Old Dominion University

Radford University

Richard Bland College

University of Mary Washington

University of Virginia

University of Virginia Wise

The College of William & Mary

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Community College System

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia State University

Virginia Tech