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Governor Northam Announces The Hershey Company to Invest $135 Million, Create 110 New Jobs in Augusta County

Posted on June 30, 2020

Project represents second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · June 30, 2020 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org The Hershey Company Contact: Jeff Beckman Email: jbeckman@hersheys.com; Phone: (717) 534-8090 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The […]

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Wake Up Waynesboro: Downtown Scavenger Hunt Bingo Game Begins

Posted on June 18, 2020

Date: June 18, 2020 The Economic Development and Tourism Department, and Destination Downtown Waynesboro announce the beginning of Wake Up Waynesboro – a fun, interactive game to help residents explore our downtown, and get reacquainted with downtown merchants. We have all been waiting patiently for our beloved stores and restaurants to reopen while practicing the […]

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City Creates RENAISSANCE FUND

Posted on June 9, 2020

Cash Grants for Businesses Suffering Loss due to COVID-19 Date: June 9, 2020 Waynesboro, VA – Recognizing that small businesses are a critical component of the City’s economic fabric, City Council has introduced an ordinance creating the Waynesboro Renaissance Fund which will provide grants to businesses that have suffered a loss due to business closures […]

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Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials

Posted on May 20, 2020

To address the ever increasing demand for face mask material in the U.S., Berry has expanded its Meltex™ platform to add capacity in Waynesboro, VA. For original Business Facilities article, click here. Date: May 20, 2020 Last month, Berry Global Group, Inc. announced strategic initiatives to increase production of face mask materials. The initiatives include […]

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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 Date: January 28, 2020 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 […]

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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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