What happened in Richmond this legislative session?

See what the General Assembly did to address college affordability and Virginia’s talent needs this session. Learn more.

To win Amazon, higher ed was Virginia’s secret sauce

Virginia’s secret sauce clearly included a full-on embrace of the knowledge economy. It’s not only that Amazon’s headquarters will rebrand Virginia; by pouring money into higher ed, Virginia is rebranding itself. Read more.

By The Numbers

Growth4VA has compiled statistics on Virginia's top-performing higher education system. Learn more.

Overwhelming Support For Higher Education Investment

A recent survey conducted by a bipartisan team of pollsters shows significant support for Virginia's higher education system and Growth4VA's four key strategies for economic growth and opportunity. read the survey results now!

Murray and Stottlemyer: Higher education investments and business partnerships can transform Virginia

Business Leaders James Murray and Todd Stottlemyer talk Growth4VA and higher education's role in economic development in the Commonwealth. Read more...

Join the Growth4VA Coalition

Growth4VA is a broad-based bipartisan coalition of business, education, and political leaders and Virginians from all walks of life who believe that higher education is a crucial economic engine for our Commonwealth. Join today!

Higher Education: An investment that more than pays for itself

Click here to see the comprehensive economic impact study of Virginia’s higher education system.

It only takes a moment to thank the Governor and General Assembly for supporting efforts to make college more affordable and invest in talent development here in Virginia!



What is Growth4VA?

Growth4VA is a campaign launched by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council to promote reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system.

Supported by Virginia’s business community, our colleges, universities, and community colleges are stepping up to help grow the Commonwealth’s economy, expand educational and job opportunities for all Virginians, and regain our state’s #1 ranking for business.

Growth4VA’s broad-based grassroots coalition will work towards renewed higher education investment, institution-specific reforms, and stronger partnerships between business, our colleges, and the Commonwealth to address three key challenges: college affordability; marketable degrees and credentials; and a growing economy.

Strategic Investments in College Affordability


Institutional initiatives to produce Marketable Degrees and Credentials


Business Partnerships to foster a Growing Virginia Economy