GO Virginia Region One
Region One (GO VA 1) comprises thirteen counties and three cities in far southwest Virginia with an estimated population of just over 393,000 at the time of organization, making Region One among the least populated of the GO VA regions.
Much of GO VA 1 has been dependent upon natural resources – such as coal, timber, and natural gas – as its economic base for many generations, enjoying economic growth during boom times but enduring extreme economic difficulties during primary industry contractions. Echoing one of the forces behind the formation of GO Virginia, the economic leaders of the region have identified the volatility of relying upon a single source economy – regardless of what industry it may be – and are embracing the creation of a varied and robust economic base for its citizenry.
GO Virginia Region One Council Growth and Diversification Plan
The GO Virginia Region One Growth & Diversification Plan was submitted to DHCD in draft form and will be reviewed at the September 7 Region One Council Board meeting. You may review the draft by clicking the link below:
Region One Council Members
Mike Quillen, Chair
Allan Funk, Vice Chair
Cathy St. Clair
Beth D. Rhinehart
GO Virginia Region One Council Resources
Region One Board Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2017 Region One Council Meeting Notes