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Rebekah Castle Named as Director of Economic Development and Marketing

Posted on February 28, 2020

Date: February 28, 2020 The County of Augusta is proud to announce the promotion of Rebekah Castle to Director of Economic Development and Marketing. Castle brings 14 years of economic development experience to the role having served as the department’s Marketing Coordinator for more than six years. She specialized in marketing initiatives for economic development […]

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Page County Selected to Participate in Economic Development Pilot Program

Posted on February 12, 2020

Community to receive technical services through Small Scale Manufacturing Pilot Program   For Immediate Release Contact: Liz Lewis, Page County Economic Development & Tourism Coordinator Date: February 11, 2020 Richmond – On January 24, Page County was selected to participate in a Small Scale Manufacturing Pilot program provided by the Virginia Department of Housing and […]

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Governor Northam Announces New Farm Cidery to Locate in Downtown Harrisonburg

Posted on January 28, 2020

Sage Bird Ciderworks to source 100 percent Virginia products, contribute to City’s downtown renaissance RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Sage Bird Ciderworks will open a new production facility and tasting room in the City of Harrisonburg’s Culinary District. This cidery project, which represents $155,000 in new investment, will create six new jobs and lead […]

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Virginia Companies Increase International Sales through Commonwealth’s Premier Exporting Program

Posted on January 16, 2020

Fourteen Virginia companies recognized for completing two-year international business acceleration program   RICHMOND—The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that 14 companies from across the Commonwealth have graduated from its Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program. The program, which now has 304 graduates, assists Virginia exporters that have firmly established their domestic operations […]

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Manufacturer Expands into Waynesboro – Raven Engineered Films Opens Fabrication Facility in Waynesboro, VA

Posted on January 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2020 CONTACT: Greg Hitchin, 540-942-6779, HitchinGE@ci.waynesboro.va.us WAYNESBORO, VA- – Raven Industries, Inc. of Sioux Falls, SD announced today that its Engineered Films Division is expanding its fabrication operations to the East Coast of the United States with the opening of a facility in Waynesboro, VA. The facility will be located […]

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2018 Tourism Revenue Reached $1.524 billion in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Posted on October 16, 2019

October 15, 2019 Shenandoah Valley VA – Data released by the United States Travel Association (USTA) reveals the Shenandoah Valley posted a 2018 increase in tourism revenue. Tourism was once again a critical contributor to the local economy. The Shenandoah Valley Region of Virginia generated $1.524 billion in direct visitor spending – a 5.0% increase […]

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Governor Northam Cuts Ribbon on Major New Cold Storage Facility in Rockingham County

Posted on September 20, 2019

InterChange Cold Storage adds vital infrastructure to support thriving food and beverage industry in Shenandoah Valley Date: September 19, 2019 MOUNT CRAWFORD -Governor Ralph Northam today celebrated the grand opening of a major new cold storage facility by third-party logistics provider and developer, InterChange Cold Storage, LLC, during a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Rockingham County-based […]

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Boot Camp Develops Workforce for Sweetest Jobs in the Shenandoah Valley

Posted on August 28, 2019

Date: August 28, 2019 For more than 30 years, The Hershey Company has been a forward-thinking leader among the Shenandoah Valley’s strong food and beverage industry. At their Augusta County facility, Hershey continues their commitment to innovation, recently announcing a $104 million expansion to establish a new Roasting Center of Excellence. The workforce needed to […]

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Governor Northam Announces 102 New Jobs in Shenandoah County

Posted on August 27, 2019

Howell Metal will invest $8 million to expand production at manufacturing facility Date: August 27, 2019 New Market – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Howell Metal, an established manufacturer of copper tubing and line sets for residential and commercial construction markets, will invest $8 million to expand production at its operation in Shenandoah County. […]

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Celebrating National Aviation Day with Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on August 19, 2019

For original article, click here. Date: August 19, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport – Happy National Aviation Day – a day that we honor the history and continued advances in aviation! President Franklin Theodore Roosevelt first introduced National Aviation Day in 1939. The date of August 19th was chosen because it’s also the birthday of Orville Wright, […]

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