The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) is an energetic and forward-looking organization seeking to increase economic prosperity in the Shenandoah Valley. By providing a forum for cooperation and collaboration throughout the Valley’s counties and independent cities, private-sector businesses, and educational institutions, the Partnership:

  • Encourages businesses to establish operations in the Shenandoah Valley through capital investments and job creation
  • Serves as an advocate for existing business expansions
  • Assists with regional workforce development efforts

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The SVP engages with local companies and individuals who want to contribute to economic prosperity in the Shenandoah Valley. These businesses and individuals that invest in the SVP join a larger, collective effort that drives innovation and ingenuity and helps cultivate growth for the next chapter of our region. SVP investors remain updated regularly on the marketing results of the organization and have the opportunity to contribute to efforts to enhance local economic development initiatives in the region. SVP, through these investments, serves as a facilitator and connector for existing businesses while also growing the region’s reputation and exposure across the country.

These investments help fund the SVP’s business development and marketing activities, providing the ability to tell the story of doing business in the Shenandoah Valley with one voice through direct outreach to companies in target industries, site location, tax and real estate consultants; participation in state-led trade missions; and attendance at national and regional industry trade shows and conferences.

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To join the SVP and support our mission for regional economic development growth, investors are required to make an annual investment. This self-selected contribution amount is determined by the impact on overall economic development growth each investor wants to support for the region.

  • For companies who meet or exceed six employees, the minimum annual investment is $1,000.
  • For companies with five or fewer employees, the minimum annual investment is $500 until you meet or exceed a total of six employees.
  • The SVP invoices on a fiscal-year billing cycle beginning at the start of our fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). If you initially invest in the middle of a fiscal year, your first annual investment will be a prorated amount to cover the remaining months in the current fiscal year. Your second-year investment will reflect your self-selected investment level.
  • SVP investments cover a fiscal-year billing period (July 1 – June 30).
  • Many of our investors who are committed to economic prosperity and growth in the region voluntarily invest more than the minimum. Connect with SVP staff to discuss this opportunity.
  • Partnership investments may be deductible for Federal income tax purposes as an ordinary and necessary business expense (not as a charitable contribution). However, investors should consult their own tax advisors for specific tax information and advice.

The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) is a nonprofit corporation, formed under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Active membership in this corporation shall be open to any person, association, partnership, corporation, Limited Liability Company or other entity having an interest in the mission and purposes of the Partnership. Members shall comply with those requirements for admission to membership, including the payment of an investment, which may be established from time to time by the Partnership’s Board of Directors. Partnership investments are non-refundable.

Current Investors


InterChange Group, Inc.

A regional Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider and developer based in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a building portfolio of nearly 2.0 million SF, over 500 acres of prime industrial/commercial land, and a staff of highly experienced warehousemen. Our locations in the central and northern Shenandoah Valley, as well as Hampton Roads, allow us to serve clients on the east coast, as well as internationally, helping businesses, optimize operations and reduce unnecessary costs by successfully managing the transport and storage of materials and products.

James Madison University

Set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, JMU is a tight-knit community of 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 4,000 faculty and staff who come from across the country and around the world.


Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 10 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. Truist Bank, Member FDIC.


Atlantic Union Bank

Founded in 1902, Atlantic Union Bank has grown to be Virginia’s regional bank. With experienced bankers in the communities they serve, they’re committed to creating opportunities for families and business owners by offering fair financial solutions and honest advice. They understand that financial services are about much more than money. At the heart of every banking transaction is a real person – someone who dreams of buying a house, starting a business, or saving for retirement. When you’re ready to bank better, bank at Atlantic Union. Learn more at Member FDIC.

Augusta Health

Augusta Health opened in 1994 to continue a tradition of personalized care with small-town hospitality that began more than 50 years ago with predecessor hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro, Virginia. Today, our highly trained physicians and staff use state-of-the-art technology to provide superlative care with warmth and compassion. Our patients receive an exceptional level of care, reassured that their loved ones and visitors have many amenities available within the hospital so they can all be comfortable while staying close during difficult times.

Bank of America

Businesses trust Bank of America for complete financial solutions and guidance. Whether you are seeking to fund growth, enhance cash flows, do business internationally, reduce risks, support employees, or grow personal wealth, we work with you closely to help deliver our powerful platform — locally and globally. Your dedicated relationship manager, Alicia Pitorri, develops a deep understanding of you and your business and works with a team of specialists who tailor financing, treasury, risk and wealth management solutions to help meet and anticipate your evolving needs.

Dominion Energy

One of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, Dominion Energy serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers, with 16,200 employees.

Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias is part of a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions and is now the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States.

Holtzman Corp.

Since 1972, Holtzman Corp. has been proud to serve the residents, businesses, and agricultural leaders of the Shenandoah Valley and beyond, providing them with high quality products and services ranging from oil and propane to industrial lubricants to restaurants. Holtzman Corp. was founded in Mount Jackson, VA and now has facilities and offices across Virginia and Moorefield, WV. Stop by one of our offices or show rooms or call in to discuss your needs with one of our customer service representatives.

Nielsen Builders, Inc.

For over 100 years, founder Joseph Nielsen and his successors have taken great pride in creating stunning structures throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. An employee-owned company (ESOP) since 2007, the company offers a broad range of project delivery systems from program management, construction management, and general contracting to design-build, and consulting services.

Port of Virginia

In 2021, CNBC ranked Virginia as the #1 state for business, and The Port of Virginia plays a key role in Virginia’s ability to serve those businesses.  The Port of Virginia is doing everything necessary to become the U.S. East Coast’s leading gateway for global trade for the next several decades, and to make Virginia the #1 place for businesses in the country.

Sentara RMH Medical Center

For 109 years, Sentara RMH Medical Center has been dedicated to the health of our community. While healthcare is constantly evolving, one thing never changes: our commitment to serving you. Named a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson Health in 2021, Sentara RMH pairs advanced technologies and services with compassionate care. We are proud to be your community hospital. We are Sentara RMH.


Shentel has been delivering the highest quality customer service and the latest technologies to our rural communities for more than 110 years. In addition to investing in our fiber network infrastructure and providing quality commercial network services, Shentel Business is also committed to developing partnerships in the communities we serve.


Appeal Production

Appeal Production inspires business growth with dazzling video. We help our clients create targeted marketing videos that speak directly to your ideal customer. From in-person video to drone to animation, Appeal creates dazzling videos that inspire prospects to work with you, customers to bond with you, and employees to believe in you.

Cottonwood Commercial Realty

Cottonwood | Commercial is a commercial real estate brokerage located in Harrisonburg, Virginia and was established in 1970. Cottonwood is the market leader and the largest commercial brokerage in the Shenandoah Valley and focuses exclusively on real estate services related to commercial and investment real estate transactions.

Froehling & Robertson, Inc.

Since 1881, F&R has grown from a local Richmond chemical laboratory to the oldest and most experienced independent testing and inspection consultant in the United States. During that time we have been at the forefront of industry advances in drilling, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and environmental services. We have served every market sector from landfills, energy and heavy industry to government, educational and cultural offering engineering and environmental solutions that are innovative yet practical. No firm has been doing what we do longer or better.

Lantz Construction Company

Founded in 1960 under the name Lantz Homes Inc., Lantz Construction has since become 100% employee owned with a team of construction professionals that keeps clients returning, project after project. The team’s experience, attention to detail, and dedication deliver high-quality craftsmanship and peace of mind to our clients.

Massanutten Resort

A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort® features 6,000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East Coast. Massanutten Resort® offers many unique amenities including the Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark, Ski and Adventure Park area, two fantastic golf courses, farm-to-table dining experiences, shopping and recreation options, along with a day spa for complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

Mather Architects

Mather Architects is a recognized leader in the practice of architecture in the Shenandoah Valley. For over 20 years we have provided a wealth of ideas and services in the Valley and across the State, which span across numerous market sectors. Those sectors include government, senior living, healthcare, hospitality, education, religious, and multi-family. We strive to always meet budgets, create delightful projects, and produce the best “value” possible for our clients. We enjoy working with people to create dreams and build relationships!

Nest Realty

At Nest Realty, we bring together the top agents, cutting-edge technology, and exceptional service to help our clients throughout the Shenandoah Valley buy and sell real estate, but that’s only part of our story. Nest Realty is a different kind of real estate brokerage, and we measure success, not by the number of homes sold or awards won, but by the number of delighted clients we assist in transitioning into the next chapter of their lives.

Riddleberger Brothers, Inc.

With well over seven decades of service to our customers, Riddleberger Brothers, Inc. is an established leader in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and piping. Our extensive range of services combined with our experience ensures that we meet our customers’ every need. Our client list is as long and as impressive as our history, and our reputation is as solid as the systems we build and service.

United Bank

Serving the financial needs of local businesses and individuals, United Bank has developed a well-earned reputation for being responsive, flexible, and customer-focused. They offer competitive products, services, rates and technology, but it’s their unmatched level of service and commitment to building relationships and strong communities that sets them apart. United established its banking tradition in 1839 and is the largest community bank headquartered in Virginia, with 18.6 billion in assets and 142 full service offices in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, and Washington DC.

Whittington Consulting

Whittington Consulting is a growth agency, specializing in designing/redesigning websites and driving website traffic, leads and revenue through inbound marketing activities. We help B2B companies that want to grow revenue by making their websites their top-producing sales reps. As a HubSpot Platinum partner, we have with a history of proving measurable results.



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