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Virtual Cooking Show – Life is Sweeter in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Posted on February 16, 2021

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Governor Northam Announces Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturer to Locate in Harrisonburg

Posted on February 10, 2021

Valley Guard Supply to Invest $1 million in New Facility, Create 45 jobs Date: February 10, 2021 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Valley Guard Supply LLC Contact: Andy Perrine Email: aperrine@valleyguardsupply.com Phone: (540) 560-1458 Contact: Chris Ashley Email: cashley@valleyguardsupply.com Phone: (804) 955-0252 […]

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Governor Northam Announces Ice Cream Manufacturer to Expand in Rockingham County

Posted on January 29, 2021

Smiley’s Ice Cream to Invest More than $1.15 million in New Facility, Source all Dairy from Virginia Date: January 29, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Smiley’s Ice Cream, a producer of premium, homemade-style ice cream, will build a new ice cream manufacturing facility and retail store in Rockingham County, investing more than $1.15 […]

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Virginia Economic Review · Q4 2020

Posted on January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021 In this issue of Virginia Economic Review, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership discusses Virginia’s outstanding quality of life, recognized by Forbes as the best in the United States. Shenandoah Valley highlights include (page numbers reference digital version): 14 – Massanutten Resort 21 – Shenandoah Valley outdoor recreation 36 – Natural Bridge 49 – […]

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Study: Area One Of Best In Country To Work In Manufacturing

Posted on January 4, 2021

December 22, 2020 Daily News-Record – For original article, click here. The Harrisonburg metro area is the 21st best place to work in manufacturing out the nation’s 378 metro areas, according to a study by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company. The study analyzed localities’ percentage of workforce in manufacturing, job growth over one- and […]

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Governor Northam Announces Industrial Hemp Company to Locate in Rockingham County

Posted on December 28, 2020

Pure Shenandoah to create 24 new jobs, source all hemp from Virginia Date: December 28, 2020 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Shenandoah Valley Hemp, LLC dba Pure Shenandoah will invest nearly $3.3 million to establish an industrial hemp fiber processing and cannabidiol (CBD) oil extraction facility in the historic Casey Jones building in the […]

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Season’s Greetings from SVP | December 2020

Posted on December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020 SVP Investors & Partners, What an unforgettable year it has been. While I never could have scripted the pandemic scenario, the Shenandoah Valley once again proved its resilience. Our localities are exceptional and spearheaded many funding efforts to help small business. The private sector continues to support economic growth, conveying the indefatigable […]

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SVP Virtual Winter Economic Development Forum

Posted on December 17, 2020

On December 15, 2020, investors and partners joined Team SVP for a virtual event streamed live from White’s Travel Center in Rockbridge County to: Learn about new infrastructure at White’s Travel Center and how this operation is essential to the transportation and logistics industry in the Shenandoah Valley; Hear from strategic partners on initiatives to […]

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Amazon Confirms Lease in Waynesboro

Posted on December 9, 2020

Delivery Station Planned Date: December 9, 2020 Amazon confirmed earlier today that it has leased the former Kmart at 2712 West Main Street to operate as a Delivery Station opening sometime in 2021. “The addition of the Amazon Delivery Station to the Waynesboro economy is encouraging for our city and citizens. 2020 has been challenging […]

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Governor Northam Announces International Automotive Components Group to Expand in Shenandoah County, Creating 47 New Jobs

Posted on December 7, 2020

Company to invest $4.6 million, add new manufacturing lines Date: December 7, 2020 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that International Automotive Components Group (IAC Group), a global supplier of automotive components and systems, will invest $4.6 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of Strasburg and add new auto component lines and products […]

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