Case Study – The Hershey Company Produces Sweet Success in Virginia

Posted on October 27, 2020

Case Study by: Virginia Economic Development Partnership The Hershey Company is North America’s leading chocolate producer and a global snacks company. In 2019, the company celebrated the 125th anniversary of producing its iconic brands, including Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers, SkinnyPop, and Pirate’s Booty. Hershey established Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, Inc. in Augusta County in 1980. The Stuarts Draft plant […]

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SVP Virtual Fall Economic Development Forum

Posted on October 19, 2020

On October 13, 2020, investors and partners joined Team SVP for a virtual event streamed live from The Highland Center to: Hear from Highland County community leaders and partners on programs that accelerate the development of small businesses and non-profits; tourism-focused initiatives; and efforts to attract both visitors and residents; Learn about efforts to expand […]

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GO Virginia Approves Grant for Small Business Resiliency Teams

Posted on October 12, 2020

SBDCs launch COVID-19 recovery initiative to promote economic stability, sustainability, and growth. Date: October 12, 2010 SV SBDC Contact: Joyce Krech, (540)568-3227, LF SBDC Contact: Christine Kriz, (540)868-7094, The GO Virginia State board has approved an $81,813 grant proposal submitted by a regional partnership between Harrisonburg Economic Development, Frederick County Economic Development, Shenandoah […]

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VIRTEX Announces Expansion: New Product Line in Waynesboro will add up to 50 Jobs

Posted on September 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE:  September 1, 2020 CONTACT NAME: Greg Hitchin PHONE: 540-942-6779 EMAIL: VIRTEX and the City of Waynesboro announce the creation of 40-50 new manufacturing jobs in the City.  VIRTEX, an Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) Provider with facilities in the US and Mexico, is adding a new product line to its Waynesboro […]

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Waynesboro Grants for Small Business and Nonprofits

Posted on August 26, 2020

Date: August 25, 2020 Waynesboro, VA – Recognizing that small businesses continue to feel the devastating effects COVID-19 and the public health measures enacted to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, City Council has introduced an ordinance to refund and reopen the Renaissance Fund application process.  The Renaissance Fund TWO grant program provides grants […]

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SVP Virtual Annual Meeting

Posted on July 22, 2020

On July 21, 2020, investors and partners joined Team SVP for a virtual event streamed live from Pale Fire Brewing in downtown Harrisonburg to: Hear from Tim Brady, Founder and General Manager of Pale Fire Brewing, on his quick and collaborative effort to create Pale Fire Helps – a popup food bank supporting local restaurant […]

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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: Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: The Hershey Company Contact: Jeff Beckman Email:; 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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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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