Weeklong business plan competition making Hampton Roads stop

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announcing that SANJOS will be making Virginia Beach its North American headquarters on June 6, 2016. WAVY/Walter Hildebrand
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announcing that SANJOS will be making Virginia Beach its North American headquarters on June 6, 2016. WAVY/Walter Hildebrand

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced the start of the Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan competition in Roanoke.

The competition takes place all week long, with nearly 30 companies statewide competing for five $25,000 business grants. The tour will be making a stop at the Virginia Beach Aquarium Wednesday evening.

McAuliffe stated in a news release Monday, “It is my hope that this year’s competition will attract proposals from entrepreneurs who will be job creators of the future and draw more awareness to the significant progress we are making building a new Virginia economy.”

Other stops on the tour include Richmond, Herndon and Charlottesville.

The Virginia Velocity Tour stop at the Virginia Beach Aquarium is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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