Economic Development

Workforce development is an integral component of economic development in Virginia’s Crater Region. Workforce development and economic development are intertwined. Our goal is to help grow the Crater Region’s economy by connecting the business and industry of the region with a skilled world class workforce.

We also recognize that economic development entities that represent the Commonwealth of Virginia and the localities of the Crater Region are doing invaluable work in helping to build our local economy through business development and outreach. A skilled workforce is of little value without local businesses, and our economic development partners are doing exceptional work to ensure the demand for the regions skilled workforce is always high. Our hope is that our combined efforts make Virginia’s Capital Region a more enticing place for companies around the world to come and do business.

Virginia’s Gateway Region
Virginia’s Gateway Region exists to enhance the economic development opportunities for the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex. Virginia’s Gateway Region is a private, nonprofit organization that is publicly and privately funded to facilitate new business opportunities, work with existing businesses, advance resources that will enhance the economic viability of the region and foster regional cooperation among the public and private entities that are involved in economic development activities.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
The official economic development authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia, VEDP’s goal is to enhance the quality of life and raise the standard of living for all Virginians, in collaboration with Virginia communities, through aggressive business recruitment, expansion assistance, and trade development, thereby expanding the tax base and creating higher-income employment opportunities.

Chesterfield Economic Development

Colonial Heights Economic Development

Dinwiddie Economic Development

Hopewell Economic Development

Prince George Economic Development

Surry Economic Development

Sussex Economic Development

Dinwiddie Chamber of Commerce

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce 

Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce