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Virginia Sponsors

310 Ltd.

310 Ltd. is a global corporate research and outreach company with on-location staff dedicated to implementing retention and new business recruitment campaigns specifically for Economic Development Organizations [EDO] and International Promotion Agencies.  Our sustained direct access to senior corporate executives – across various industries -- enables 310Ltd to be informed of corporate needs, perspectives and trends.  310Ltd’s competitive advantage is our seasoned Analysts who possess experience communicating complex business concepts across a broad variety of sectors.  Working under our clients’ identities, 310 Ltd Analysts converse intelligently, unearth genuine business intelligence, and deliver insight as well as opportunities to the EDOs we serve. 

Contact:  Debbie Kurtz
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Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

The Central Virginia Partnership, a not-for-profit public/private partnership, is the regional economic development organization for Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange.  Combining resources and involvement of business, education and government, the organization is uniquely positioned to foster job creation and new capital investment in the region.  Our mission is to expand investment in a strategic, responsible and sustainable manner to provide career ladder jobs for Central Virginia’s workforce.  The Partnership also serves as the support organization for GO Virginia Regional Council 9, as administrative and fiscal agent for the Piedmont Workforce Network, and hosts the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center.

Contact: Helen Cauthen
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Camoin Associates, Inc.

Camoin Associates is a full service economic development firm with a talented staff of data-analyzing, consensus-building, creative problem solvers. Together we are the economic development “navigators” helping our public and private sector clients reach innovative solutions for the most challenging economic development problems facing communities today.

Analyze. Strategize. Implement. Measure.

       Strategic Planning & Doing

       Industry Sectors & Supply Chains

       Real Estate Market & Financial Feasibility

       Economic & Fiscal Impacts

       Marketing, Communications, Engagement & Community Building

       Evaluation & Benchmarking

       Financing, Funding, & Grant Writing

       Economic Development Organization Advisement

       Workforce Development

Contact: Robert Camoin
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Culpeper County

Today’s hottest business location is found where technology, talent and quality of life converge.  Original. Authentic. One of a kind.  Culpeper, Virginia, there’s no place quite like it.  Perhaps that’s why we attract businesses who dare to be different. 

Whether you’re starting-up, expanding, consolidating, or relocating, discover a place where light-speed business and star-filled skies coexist beautifully…Culpeper, Virginia.

Contact: Phil Sheridan
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The RiverLink Group

The RiverLink Group exists to build networks of economic development success by connecting inquisitive communities with intelligent resources, linking exposed ideas with experienced capabilities, and advancing intellectual concepts into inspirational outcomes. The RiverLink Group is a woman-owned Virginia-based economic development consulting firm, serving clients at the local, regional and state level. Our focus - at the intersection of community development, workforce, higher education and business development – delivers innovative and high quality professional and technical services to solve short or long-term needs. Led by an economic development professional with over 30 years of local and state experience, The RiverLink Group teams with preferred partners to provide customized and practical solutions. Our capabilities focus on business retention and growth, entrepreneurial system development, higher education partnerships, talent system development, economic and data analytics, group facilitation, strategic action planning, and corporate intelligence.

Contact: Elizabeth Povar
Email:  Mobile: 804-399-8297 Website: In Development

Virginia Resources Authority

VRA provides innovative and cost-effective financial solutions to meet the infrastructure needs of communities. From water and sewer improvements to transportation and public safety projects, VRA is available to assist local governments and regional authorities with affordable financing for all their capital improvement needs. Since its inception in 1984, VRA has provided over $5 billion of financing for more than 950 infrastructure projects across Virginia.

Contact: Jean Bass
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University of Virginia Research Park

The UVA Research Park represents an evolution in development planning, uniting the harmony and community of Jefferson’s Academical Village with a fully functioning office and research environment. The Park provides state-of-the-art facilities that serve as a catalyst for the creation and enhancement of research and business collaboration between the University of Virginia and the public and private sectors, for the economic and societal benefit of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Central Virginia region, and the nation.

Contact: Deborah van Eersel
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Commonwealth Sponsor


GENEDGE is the Commonwealth’s management consulting enterprise whose mission is to enhance the productivity and technological performance of the Virginia’s manufacturing and industry. We deliver consulting based expertise and technology transfer to over 200 companies each year. Our team helps clients expand, diversify, improve top & bottom line results, create jobs and sustain employment.  We do this by helping our clients strategically innovate, compete and grow.

Our national affiliation with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network provides access to industry-wide services and proven, results-based solutions. GENEDGE affiliates include the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Wytheville, Va., the Old Dominion University Center for Enterprise Innovation (CEI) Technology Applications Center (TAC) in Norfolk, Va. and a premier network of over 50 partners and service providers. For more information, please visit

Contact: Mindy Priddy
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Dominion Sponsors

Albemarle County

Albemarle County is a dynamic and progressive community that values its past and looks to a strong and vibrant future.  Albemarle’s assets, including excellent educational resources, a skilled and highly qualified workforce, competitive tax rates, and an outstanding quality of life combine to make our county a great place to live, work, and run a business. Albemarle’s compact urban neighborhoods join with rolling rural landscapes to promote healthy lifestyles and the feeling that there’s always something interesting to do or see in Albemarle County.

We are very focused on promoting our community’s overall economic vitality, and eager to support existing businesses looking to expand or relocate, and welcome new enterprises that are starting up or entrepreneurs who are considering relocating to beautiful Albemarle County.

Contact: Beth Pizzichemi
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Rooted in the belief that great design is the result of asking the right questions and truly listening to the answers, Baskervill offers creative architectural, interior design, and MEP engineering solutions to a varied client base, from hospitality to corporate, healthcare, advanced technologies and cultural institutions. Founded in Richmond, Virginia, in 1897, today Baskervill is one of the nation’s oldest continually operating architectural firms. While a sense of history grounds us, it’s the idea that design can solve problems of the future that keeps us inspired. To learn more about who we are, how we work, and what we’ve designed, visit

Contact: RayTrevillian
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Bowman Consulting

Bowman Consulting is a Virginia based firm that delivers land development, real estate, energy, infrastructure, and environmental solutions to public and private markets throughout the country.  As a results-oriented company, Bowman is focused on exceeding expectations and providing clients with peace of mind through exceptional service.  Bowman’s clients benefit from a balance of deep resources, often associated with large firms, and the flexibility and quick response associated with smaller boutique firms.  Our goal is to provide clients with high-quality, innovative, cost-effective, and efficient solutions to site and design challenges.

With a staff of over 600, Bowman Consulting provides a focused array of diversified services including:  Civil Engineering; Planning; Landscape Architecture; Surveying; 3D Scanning (LiDAR); Building Information Modeling (BIM); Environmental; Transportation; Construction Management; Development Advisement; Water/Wastewater Engineering; Structural Engineering; Right-of-Way Acquisition; Relocation Consulting; and Appraisals.  From personnel to technology, we continue to offer the best resources in the industry.  By creating a culture that positively aligns our activities and behaviors, we have built a solid foundation for future long-term plans.

Contact:  Spencer M. Francis, PE, Regional Manager
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City of Charlottesville

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CSX Transportation

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.

Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.

CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads.

CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs.

Contact: Jim Van Derzee
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ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

An employee-owned geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, environmental consulting, and facilities services firm, ECS provides innovative solutions and responds to client needs with value and high-quality service in a variety of market sectors. Our goals are to help our clients realize success with their projects, and to provide professional and personal development for our employees. Our expertise, solution-oriented focus, client responsiveness, and commitment to employee and job safety have built our reputation in the industry as the firm to call when exceptional service matters most.

Contact: Kammie Cox
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Greene County

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Louisa County Economic Development

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Sands Anderson PC

Sands Anderson's Government Group is the largest and most experienced governmental law practice group in the Commonwealth. In 2016, Sands Anderson was named among Southern Business & Development magazine's "Virginia's Best Economic Development Law Firms."

Sands Anderson's economic development lawyers work with public-private partnerships to facilitate economic development in Virginia and North Carolina. Our attorneys assist in creating special tax districts, special zoning areas for intensive economic development areas, and authorities to finance infrastructure and other improvements. We work with industrial development and economic development authorities, in addition to local governments, to approach state officials and legislators regarding the provision of state incentives for industries moving to their localities.

Contact: Daniel M. Siegel
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Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting

Sanford Holshouser is the most experienced full-service economic development consulting firm in the Southeast, and among a handful of premier firms nationally. Our success is the product of a uniquely qualified team and a visionary philosophy.

Our partners bring a practitioner-based approach to our consulting because we have headed economic development organizations at the local, regional and state levels. Our experience ranges across the economic development spectrum: recruiting, BRE, workforce development, site location consulting, local government management, law, utilities, marketing, and economic analysis. The truth is, few other consulting firms in the U.S. can match our team for real world experience.

Whether we’re helping communities attract companies, or helping companies select a site, we remain steadfast in our mission: to forge long-term relationships that produce sustainable economic prosperity for communities and companies alike.

Contact: David Denny
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Dogwood Sponsor

Madison County

Madison County is conveniently located between Charlottesville and Culpeper and is not only scenic and home to Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park, but is also home of Plow and Hearth, many wineries including America’s favorite tasting room via USA Today, Early Mountain Vineyards, The World’s Greatest Lumber Treater at Madison  Wood Preservers, Bavarian Chef, Virginia’s first HISTORIC Farm Brewery, Graves Mountain Lodge and more.  Madison is the perfect home for unique businesses like these and a wonderful place to get away.

Contact: Tracey Gardner
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Orange County Economic Development

Orange County is a fast growing community situated in the north-central Piedmont region of Virginia, quickly becoming a prime location to start or expand business. Its strategic location makes Orange County easily accessible to major cities, airports, ports, institutions of higher education and consumer and business markets. A skilled and loyal workforce, progressive local leadership and ease for permitting are but a few additional reasons to think Orange.

Contact: Rose Deal
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1340 N. Great Neck Road, #1272-128
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454