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Virginia's Gateway Region Economic Development Organization

256 East Ellerslie Ave. Suite D
ZIP Code
Colonial Heights
United States

Company Profile:
Virginia's Gateway Region (VGR) is the premier East Coast U.S. business location for global investment by aerospace and advanced manufacturing firms. Besides having 38% of the U.S. population within 800 km of our location and a superb connection to international commercial seaports and airports, VGR is home to Rolls-Royce, DuPont, Honeywell and a surface coatings and advanced manufacturing processes research institution.

We act as pro-bono site location consultants for companies that are interested in establishing a business location in the U.S. and require the unrivaled access to customers, suppliers and university-supported advanced manufacturing R&D that can be found in our region.

Consultants for Strategic U.S. Business Location

What we offer:
We act as pro-bono site location consultants for companies that are interested in establishing a business location in the U.S. The primary advantages of our region/location:
• State of Virginia is recognized for being the #1 state for business
• Very little organized labour activity
• Incentives for international investment
• 2 hours drive to both Washington D.C.
• 2 hours drive to the Port of Virginia (major container port)
• Instant access to highway, railroad, river, and air
• 30 minutes drive to Virginia State capital and nearest international airport
• Ready-to-build sites and buildings customizable for your project
• Advanced manufacturing research center of excellence – surface coatings and manufacturing process R&D center: university PhDs partner with top companies to solve advanced manufacturing problems and incorporate solutions into marketplace. Partners include Rolls-Royce, Canon, etc.
• Local companies Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, DuPont

What we are looking for:
If you are interested in advanced manufacturing coatings or processes research and development we would like to talk to you about our local R&D center.

If your company has any interest in expanding warehousing/logistics or manufacturing and manufacturing process research and development activities in the United States, then we are your first point of contact to discuss opportunities, including available real estate, workforce training, financial support including incentives, and more.

  • Equipment, Engines, Materials
    • MRO and technical services
      • Other technical services


Ms Renee Chapline

Executive Director
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