GO Virginia Region 5

Reinvent Hampton Roads serves as Region 5’s support organization. The support organization will provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for activities related to GO Virginia in Region 5.

Regional councils are responsible for identifying economic opportunities, needs and challenges, and establishing priorities among those opportunities that can be addressed through regional collaboration. Regional opportunities and priorities are laid out in an economic growth and diversification plan.

Region 5 Cities and Localities

Region Five includes the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York, and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

target industries

• Port Operations, Logistics and Warehousing

• Advanced Manufacturing

• Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Model Simulation

• Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

• Water Technologies

• Unmanned Systems and Aerospace


Grants applications are reviewed by Subject Review Experts and forwarded to the Region 5 Council. Funding streams such as: 

Regional Capacity Building

Regional Per Capita

Statewide Competitive

Economic Resilience and Recovery Program

Projects under consideration must meet GO VA State Guidelines. 

Applicants are encouraged to review the How-To-Apply Webinar if you are considering submitting an application. 

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