The Stafford County Economic Development Authority has received a $75,000 grant from GO Virginia to assess the market demand for a cyber and smart tech entrepreneurship program.

Partners in the project include Stafford and King George counties and the city of Fredericksburg.

“This grant allows us to implement a recognized entrepreneurial development program while learning how we sustain a program in the future,” said Joel Griffin, chairman of the Stafford EDA.

GO Virginia is an economic development initiative by Virginia’s senior business leaders to foster private-sector growth and job creation through state incentives for regional collaboration by business, education, and government. Stafford is part of Region 6 – the Mary Ball Washington Regional Council.

Read more about RIoT’s role in the program launch here.