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GO Virginia, a business-led state economic development initiative, has given $1 million in additional grant funding for projects in the Richmond and Petersburg region that can help the area’s economy deal with COVID-19.

Two projects to support job creation programs in the Richmond and Petersburg region went to CCALS partner Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). John Leonard, Executive Dean, VCU College of Engineering and Chair of CCALS’ Industrial Operations Board and Paul Rochelau, Executive Director of StrategicDevelopment, VCU College of Engineering and member of CCALS Finance and Audit Committee, presented their projects to the Go Virginia board last fall.

The grants are:

  • $100,000 in a grant for enhanced capacity planning to VCU’s College of Engineering to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to support the commercialization of a new pharmaceutical manufacturing technology and develop a pharmaceutical engineering cluster.
  • A $100,000 grant to VCU’s College of Engineering, together with other partners in the Richmond area, to create a comprehensive plan to better align the region’s existing technology educational programs and help expand the tech talent pipeline that the region needs now and in the future.

For more information on these and other grants awarded read the Richmond.com article » 

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