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Area GO Virginia council formed to compete for job-creation grants

The GO Virginia Region 9 Council met Monday at the University of Virginia Research Park to discuss the council’s makeup, purpose and governing documents. The 23-member council includes government officials and businesspeople from Charlottesville, Albemarle and the surrounding counties. Sitting on the panel are supervisors from Nelson, Culpeper, Orange and Louisa counties and the administrators […]

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UVa students win Velocity Tour pitch competition

A pair of University of Virginia-trained biomedical engineers won a $25,000 grant from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office Friday at a pitch competition that kicked of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Tomtoberfest fall block party. Payam Pourtaheri and Ameer Shakeel run AgroSpheres LLC and have developed a chemical that degrades pesticides and, they hope, will give […]