About Region 2

Region 2 consists of the cities of Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, and Salem; and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Roanoke.

Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development serves as Region 2’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 2.

Region 2 At-A-Glance

781,648
Total Population
362,604
Total Employment
3.1%
Unemployment Rate
$41,152
Median Income Level

Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Information and Emerging Technologies
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Manufacturing

Regional Priority Industry Clusters

Council Members

Marla Akridge
Fred Armstrong
Dr.  Nathaniel Bishop
Ab Boxley
Dr.  John Capps
Kenneth Craig
Patrick Collignon
Beverly Dalton
Sandy Davis
Dr.   John Dooley
Watt Foster
William Fralin
Dr.  Michael Friedlander
Don Halliwill
Mike Hamlar
Dr.  Brian Hemphill
Dr.  Victor Iannello
Terry Jamerson
Pareena Lawrence
Floyd Merryman
Marty Muscatello
Debbie Petrine
John Putney
Dr.  Ray Smoot
Matthew Stewart
Shannon Valentine
John Williamson

Regional Resources

For other news and updates, please visit Region 2’s blog here.

 

Recent News

 

Contact

John Provo
E-mail
540-231-5278

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.