The following collaborative initiatives are all intended to improve the economic performance of the Hampton Roads region.
- Identify economic opportunities, needs and challenges facing the region;
- Establish priorities among identified opportunities, and
- Outline needed enhancements where GO VA funds can support collaborative programs or projects between two or more localities or regions in order to create more and higher paying jobs.
In response to a competitive Request for Proposals, Old Dominion University/George Mason University/ and The Natelson Dale Group team was selected to prepare the Economic Growth and Diversification Plan. The plan focused on the creation of more and higher paying jobs that bring new investment, enhance the competiveness and ultimately grow the region and state economy.