Virginia is home to a diverse family of regions offering strong foundations in industries and research areas that provide innovation and technologies critical to the state and national economy. The graphic below – and associated regional links – provide a summary of regional industry priorities and niche opportunities. These priorities are key considerations in the development of the Commonwealth Research and Technology  Strategic Roadmap and result from the participation of technology councils, economic developers, industry leaders, and other key resources in every region across the Commonwealth.


Charlottesville | Fredericksburg | Hampton Roads | Northern Virginia | Region 2000 
Richmond |Roanoke/Blacksburg |  Shenandoah Valley | Southern Piedmont | Southwest Virginia

Information provided on this and subsequent pages has been updated from November 2011 Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic RoadmapProfiles discussing current strengths and strategic research priorities for Virginia’s universities, research institutes and federal labs, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) are also available.