About Region 5

Region 5 consists of the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; and the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York.

Reinvent Hampton Roads serves as Region 5’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 5.

Region 5 At-A-Glance

Total Population
Total Employment
Unemployment Rate
Median Income Level

Advanced Manufacturing
Cybersecurity/Data Analytics/Model-Sim
Logistics/Port Operations/Warehousing
Shipbuilding and Repair
Water Technologies
Unmanned Systems and Aerospace

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

Thomas Frantz, Chair
Anne Conner, Vice Chair
Kenneth Alexander
Shawn Avery
Timothy Bentley
Bruce Bradley
John Broderick
Patrick Coady
John Dever
William Downey
Robert Dyer
Jack Ezzell
Michael Gentry
Maria Herbert
Jeffrey Holland
Jim Kibler
Bob McKenna
Jerry Miller
J.D. Myers
John Olson
McKinley Price
John Reinhart
Dr. Katherine Rowe
Jeffery Smith
Bryan Stephens
Bruce Thompson
Thomas Tingle
Gary Warren

Regional Resources

Recent News



James Spore
President & CEO

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.