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Virtual Cooking Show: Oh, the Places We’ll Go: Back to School Edition

Posted on September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021 It’s back to school for the Shenandoah Valley’s 10 colleges and universities, 8 career and technical centers, and public and private K-12 schools. Our annual 9,000+ graduates are ready to serve new business development or existing industry expansions. In August, nine site selectors followed along as we prepared granola bars and had […]

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Twelve Companies Selected to Participate in Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program

Posted on July 16, 2021

Two-year export program provides resources to support international business expansion July 15, 2021 Richmond—The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of 12 companies into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. The VALET program assists companies in the Commonwealth that are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy. To […]

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Virginia Economic Review · Second Quarter 2021

Posted on July 7, 2021

July 7, 2021 In this issue of Virginia Economic Review, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) explores the economic value that international trade brings to companies and consumers and detail Virginia’s ambitious international trade plan to boost exports by 50% over the next 10–15 years. Shenandoah Valley highlights include (page numbers reference digital version): 10 – Ryzing […]

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Virtual Cooking Show – Fresh Food, Fresh Air, Fresh Perspective

Posted on May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021 A mosaic of productive family farms, vibrant cities, and accessible outdoor recreation form the essential character of the Shenandoah Valley. Home to four of the top five agricultural-producing counties in Virginia, local is defined by a country drive, not a 100+ mile commute. Our majestic fields and downtown hubs weave together farm-to-table […]

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Support for Local Air Service Grows with Creation of Community Air Service Task Force

Posted on April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nick Swartz, Ph.D., SHD Air Service Task Force Chair (540) 568-5272 swartznj@jmu.edu It has been an incredible three years for Shenandoah Valley Airport (SHD). After announcing their non-stop United Express jet service powered by SkyWest in April 2018, SHD experienced record passenger numbers, added additional flights in the […]

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Sanford Holshouser Economic Development, LLC (SHEDC) Announces Affiliation of New Partner

Posted on April 14, 2021

Sanford Holshouser Economic Development, LLC (SHEDC) is pleased to announce the affiliation of their new partner, John J. Smolak, of Roanoke, Virginia. John and brings a wealth of experience having spent the last 45 years in economic and community development, in various capacities, both in the private and public sector.Most recently, John was with AEP […]

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Grow with Google

Posted on March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, in coordination with the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, is initiating a series of webinars to assist our investors in learning best practices and very helpful information – direct from Google! Using YouTube to Grow Your Business · April 6, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Are you thinking […]

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GO Virginia Grants Shenandoah Valley Partnership Funds for Site Enhancement

Posted on March 22, 2021

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2021 Contacts: Jay Langston, PhD Executive Director, Shenandoah Valley Partnership JLangston@theShenandoahValley.com 540.568.3259 Ashley Shickle Program Coordinator, GO Virginia Region 8 Coordinator@GOVirginiaRegion8.org 540.209.5107 SHENANDOAH VALLEY – The Virginia Initiative for Growth & Opportunity (GO Virginia) Board awarded the Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) $821,000 to improve six sites in GO Virginia Region […]

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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 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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