Central Virginia / Regions 4 & 6

About the Region

Regions 4 consists of the cities Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond, and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex. Region 4 extends from Powhatan County in the west to Surry County in the east, and from Hanover County in the north to Greensville County on the North Carolina border in the south. Rich in more than 400 years of native American and Colonial history, more than 1.3 million Virginians live in the region. The fringes of the region are more rural than suburban or city, but there are similarities throughout. One of the region’s greatest strengths in economic development is its proximity to Interstate highways and Class I freight railroads. The James River bisects Region 4 into north and south sections, but all its localities are close enough to enjoy its benefits. Virginia crops are its largest by volume exports through the Richmond Marine Terminal of the Virginia Port Authority.

Region 6 consists of the city of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland. While the region is known for professional service firms supporting defense, security and marine interests it has been able to expand other high-wage sectors such as finance and insurance and advanced manufacturing. While most of the growth has occurred in the Fredericksburg area, along the I-95 corridor, the rural areas of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula have benefited from the diversification, specialization and modernization of their natural resource-based industries. The deployment of a high-speed broadband network across the region has supported the creation of numerous small technical and professional businesses throughout the region. The region’s trove of national historical sites and abundant coastal amenities continues to support an ever-expanding tourism industry.

Region 4 Stats:

Total Population 1,262,655

Total Employment 622,715

Unemployment Rate 3.0%

Median Income Level $51,575

Mfg. Establishments 1,751

Mfg. Employment 39,958

Region 6 Stats:

Total Population 508,626

Total Employment 231,258

Unemployment Rate 3.1%

Median Income Level $44,058

Mfg. Establishments 518

Mfg. Employment 7,956

Target Industries Combined:

Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Processing, Healthcare/Life Sciences and Biosciences, Information Technology, Emerging Technologies, and Logistics

Strategies Combined:

Talent or Workforce Development, Attraction and Retention; Collaborative Development of Sites and Buildings, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Technology Development

Select Clients Served Regionally:

  • Advantus Corp./Seward Trunk
  • Atlantic Constructors
  • Delta Pure Filtration Corp.
  • E R N I Electronics
  • Jewett Machine Manufacturing
  • Joint Logistics Managers, Inc.
  • M G C Advanced Polymers
  • Rock-Tenn Co.
  • Toll Integrated Systems
  • Virginia Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Wink Fasteners, Inc.

Client Testimonials:

CHT USA logo

“GENEDGE has influenced multiple projects over the last year. From ISO 14001 certification, to starting our Lean/5S journey, to OSHA 10 training – we’ve had nothing but positive experiences that propelled our company to new levels in each of those areas. We were also fortunate enough to be paired up with an expert in the environmental and safety fields that not only helped our company improve immensely, but also became a professional mentor to me.”

– Anna Clark, Director of Business Quality and EHS&S, CHT USA, Inc., Richmond, Va.

TemperPack logo

“I very much appreciated the quick response and availability of the GENEDGE team to help look at our manual processes. This work inspired several members of our team to pursue formal training in Lean/Six Sigma.”

– Bob Beckler, Chairman, TemperpackTM, Richmond, Va.

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