Targeted Industries In Our Region

Our goal is to partner with business and economic development agencies in target industries to address business workforce needs, foster job growth and contribute to economic stimulation.

We have identified three high-demand industries in the Crater Region that have the greatest potential for job growth: heath care, logistics, and manufacturing. Survey and business roundtable research conducted by the Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board and supporting our findings are provided below.


  • Medical Practices including the offices of physicians, vision professionals, dentists, chiropractors and podiatrists
  • Hospitals and Outpatient Centers
  • Home Health Care, Nursing Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities

(Read our Healthcare industry report here)

Healthcare Strategic Partner
Southside Health Education Foundation
PO Box 867, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 733-1414

Healthcare Advisory Council Members

Logistics (read industry report here)
Transportation including ground, air, water and rail
Distribution and Warehousing
Supply Chain Management

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems
4300 Crossings Boulevard, Prince George, VA 23875
(804) 415-1532

Logistics Advisory Council Members

Advanced Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing

(Read our manufacturing industry report here)

Dream It, Do It

Advanced Manufacturing Strategic Partner
Commonwealth Center for Advanced  Manufacturing
5520 West Quaker Road, Disputanta, VA 23842
(804) 722-3700

Manufacturing Strategic Partner
Virginia Manufactuer’s Association
108 West Laburnum Avenue, Suite 100F, Richmond, Virginia 23227

Manufacturing Advisory Council Members

STEM-H Initiatives
Many of tomorrow’s jobs will be related to STEM-H: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Healthcare. Click here to read about Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s STEM-H initiative.