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GRP team welcomes Chuck Peterson

September 10, 2010


RICHMOND, Va.– Charles “Chuck” H. Peterson has been named vice president, business information, of the Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc.

Peterson’s role is to provide information necessary to support the attraction of businesses to Greater Richmond, the retention and expansion of businesses that already call the region home, and to the Partnership’s partner organizations.

Prior to joining GRP, Peterson spent 17 years at the West Virginia Development Office where he advanced his career from research analyst to manager, research and strategic planning unit.

Gregory H. Wingfield, CEO and president of the Greater Richmond Partnership, said, “Chuck brings to the Partnership significant economic development and research experience, new ideas and a unique perspective.  We are excited to have Chuck join our team.”

Peterson received his both his Bachelors of Arts and Masters degrees from Marshall University.  He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and in 2000 earned his certification as a Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.

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The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. was launched in 1994 as a pioneering regional public-private initiative to serve as the regional economic development group for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. The mission is to help grow the Greater Richmond economy through the attraction of high quality jobs and new capital investment, the retention of existing businesses, and the continued improvement of the region’s business climate. Since inception, the Partnership has played a key role in the attraction of more than $7.3 billion in investment by 395 new and expanding companies. This is a return on investment of $164 for every $1 in funding provided by public and private partners since 1994. For more information, please visit


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