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Martinsville Bulletin: No decision yet on GO partner

March 29, 2016

By MICKEY POWELL | Bulletin Staff Writer

A decision has not yet been made as to the localities with which Martinsville-Henry County will be partnered as part of a new coalition intended to help foster job creation and growth within the private sector statewide.

GO Virginia, formally known as the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region, was formed by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and the Council on Virginia’s Future. The coalition aims to push for state incentives that will encourage collaboration among businesses, educational institutions and government in each region and provide a framework to implement business organizations’ and political leaders’ strategies to boost the private sector, according to Martinsville City Manager Leon Towarnicki.

A major part of GO Virginia will be the creation of 8-10 regional councils statewide. The councils will be grouped based on similar regional interests, such as transportation or economic needs, officials have said.

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