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GoVirginia NoVa Region Announces Deadline for Letters of Interest Submissions

Carolyn Parent, Council Chair

October 13 is Final Date for Consideration of Funding

FAIRFAX COUNTY, OCTOBER 2, 2017: The Go Virginia Northern Virginia Region 7 Council has set is deadline for receiving submissions of Letters of Interest as Friday October 13, 2017.

The Council is seeking Letters of Interest for projects that will create high-wage jobs — $70,000 or more in annual salary and wages – in Northern Virginia. The Council is prepared to distribute as much as $3M to support development and execution of project ideas and proposals that meet one or more of the Go Virginia Region 7 goals:

  • Grow and strengthen Northern Virginia’s technology workforce
  • Support the expansion of small and medium sized growth companies
  • Increase technology transfer and commercialization activities from research centers and institutions

“We plan to move very quickly to select projects to be fully developed and selected for funding, which could occur as early as December 2017,” said Carolyn Parent, Region 7 Council Chair. She added, “We have already received several Letters of Interest and look forward to receiving additional ideas to boost the economic vitality of the region.”

According to Parent, projects for consideration should benefit two or more jurisdictions, include participation of funding from public (local or federal), private funding, or quantified inkind, and can include new program initiatives or expand existing successful programs. All Letters of Interest should be submitted electronically to

For more information on letter submission, please go to

Go Virginia Region 7 includes the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William; and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park

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Virginia’s Initiative for Growth & Opportunity or “GO Virginia” is a statewide initiative to help generate private-sector growth and job opportunities in the Commonwealth, launched by the General Assembly in collaboration with the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and the Council on Virginia’s Future. GO Virginia is focused on three main points: 1) Virginia urgently needs strong private sector growth; 2) Growth in Virginia’s diverse regions requires collaboration; and 3) state government must be a catalyst and partner. Region 7) is led by a Council of 29 business leaders, elected officials, and nonprofit executives, focusing on using the region’s strong assets to increase opportunities for jobs with salaries greater than the region’s current $70,000 median income. The Northern Virginia Regional Council provides support to GO Northern VA.