For Immediate Release: May 6, 2016

VGR recognized as one of the best economic development agencies in Virginia

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA - Virginia's Gateway Region Economic Development Organization (VGR) has been recognized in the first annual "Best of Economic Development in Virginia" by Southern Business & Development Magazine.
Within the "Virginia's Best Small Market Economic Development Agencies" category, VGR was one of four county or regional economic development organizations highlighted. The recognition is part of a review covering the best in economic development in Virginia in 30 distinct categories, and is a part of a larger feature on southern states.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by Southern Business & Development as an exemplary Virginia economic development organization," said Renee Chapline, VGR president & CEO. "We are proud to represent eight amazing communities in the Commonwealth and continue to strive for economic growth and prosperity for all."
The winners were chosen at Southern Business & Development's Southern Economic Development Roundtable at their annual meeting in January. The recognition was a part of the winter 2016 issue which features the "Best of Economic Development in Texas, Virginia and West Virginia." For the full listing, please click here.

Southern Business & Development is a media property that has covered economic development in the American south, the world's fourth-largest economy, for more than 20 years.
As the regional economic development organization, 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. To learn more, please visit www.gatewayregion.com.

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Rachel Balsley
rbalsley@gatewayregion.com
(804) 732-8971