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, 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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Bloomaker Brings Production In-house: Will Ship Nearly 1 Million Amaryllis Bulbs From Augusta County Headquarters

Posted on August 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2019 Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism Contact: Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development Phone: (540) 245-5619 E-mail: WAYNESBORO  – Bloomaker,, a U.S. market leader in amaryllis and potted tulips, will bring its production of amaryllis bulbs in house for quality-control purposes after previously relying on third-party suppliers […]

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Merck Expansion Spurs New Degrees, Training Programs

Posted on July 29, 2019

For full Virginia Business article, click here. Date: July 29, 2019 Virginia Business – Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University are collaborating with global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. to create curriculum and training programs centered on biotechnology, process engineering and workforce development. Merck is investing up to $1 billion over the next […]

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Group Presents Annual Economic Report

Posted on July 18, 2019

For full Daily News-Record article, click here. Date: July 18, 2019 HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development program sponsored by James Madison University, presented its annual report on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College’s Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center in Weyers Cave. In the report, the group celebrated the creation of […]

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