Mary Ball Washington Regional Council
GO Virginia Region 6
July Newsletter
The Region 6 Council met July 26th. Below is a summary of key agenda items.
Presentation on Closed Projects
  • Fredericksburg Cyber and Smart Tech
    • The Council approved the "Market Assessment Report" and released funding for the implementation project, "Rapp Region Entrepreneurship".
  • Middle Peninsula Seafood and Ag E-Market
    • The BayDirect app was released. This app connects fishermen and ag producers with customers who wish to purchase their products. The app is now available on the Google and Apple app stores. Learn more here:
Growth and Diversification Plan Update
  • Region 6 staff summarized the outcomes of the Growth and Diversification Plan Stakeholder Engagement Sessions. Key outcomes include better engaging the Council in conversations with localities; prioritizing sites based on metrics developed; focusing on internship training programs; and creating career pathways programming.

News Across the Region

GO Virginia Region 6 Approves $215,000 in funding to Stafford County to support Entrepreneurial efforts in the region
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 6 Council and GO Virginia State Board reviewed and awarded Stafford County $215,000 in GO Virginia funding to expand entrepreneurial programs in the Rappahannock Region.
Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA), in partnership with King George County and the City of Fredericksburg, will work with the Center for Innovative Technology to expand entrepreneurial programs in the Rappahannock Region. Programs will also support the technology-based Virginia Smart Community Testbed in Stafford and provide entrepreneurs with access to the first Virginia Regional Internet of Things (RIoT) Accelerator Program (VA-RAP) and additional community-focused programming.

GO Virginia funds will be used to seed fund a Technology Specialist for the Testbed. The Specialist will coordinate entrepreneurial opportunities in the Testbed and seed funds to foster pilot project for entrepreneurs.

Read More Here:

Want fresh seafood? Don't know where to get it?

Check out Bay Direct's App for IPhone and Andriod!

A fisherman, waterman, restaurateur, farmers’ market and other businesses can post what harvest is available for sale, a consumer can see that harvest and they can make a connection through the app to make a sale in real life.

Fishermen, business owners and farmers can post their available harvest on Bay Direct for free. Consumers can use the app for free.

Bay Direct includes features such as using GPS to find the nearest location with fresh seafood for sale, so if consumers are new to the area or visiting the area, Bay Direct helps figure out where to find the goods.

This app was funded in part by GO Virginia Region 6's Economic Resiliency and Recovery funding.

Upcoming Events 

GO Virginia Region 6 Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 PM
In Person: Warsaw, VA
Online: WebEx


What types of projects does GO Virginia fund?

GO Virginia funds…

  • Entrepreneurial Activities
  • Regional Site Development
  • Workforce Development
…in these industry categories for Region 6…
  • Aquaculture / Seafood / Commercial Fishing / Marine Industries
  • Forestry / Wood Products / Paper
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution / Logistics
  • Information / Data Centers
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Interested in Applying for Funding?

GO Virginia Region 6 is always accepting Initial Project Overviews for potential projects. To better assist potential applicants, the Council has partnered with the local Regional Economic Development Organizations (Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Region Partnership, and Middle Peninsula Alliance) to help assist applicants. If you wish to work with these partners, please reach out to them!

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance
Todd Gillingham
(540) 361-7373

Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Region Partnership
Jerry Davis
(804) 333-1900 x22

If you would like to reach out to Region 6 directly, please check out the apply for funding section of our website and/or contact Jennifer Morgan, 

Have Questions? Reach Out!

GO Virginia Region 6 Staff
Jennifer Morgan | | 540-642-1571
Our mailing address is:
406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Contact Us
Jennifer Morgan, GO Virginia Coordinator

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