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

Light Manufacturing
Biotechnology and Biomedicine
Food and Beverage Manufacturing
IT and Communications
Financial and Business Services

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

Jim Cheng, Chair
Ed Scott, Vice Chair
Mansour Azimipour
Chip Boyles
Shelby Brugiere
Tom Click
Brian Cole
Hon. James Crozier
Ed Dalrymple
Frank Friedman
Miles Friedman
Christian Goodwin
Janet Gullickson
Ray Knott
Kurt Krueger
S. Pace Lochte
Patrick Mauney
Paul McCula
David Pettit
Hon. Tony O’Brien
Felix Sarfo-Kantanka
Hon. Ed Scott
Elizabeth Smith
Andy Wade
Liz Walters

Regional Resources

Recent News



Shannon Holland

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.