SVP NEWS


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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Season’s Greetings from SVP | December 2019

Posted on December 17, 2019

SVP Investors & Partners, What an incredible year it has been for the Shenandoah Valley region. When I began as Executive Director last December, I was excited to build on this region’s reputation as a leader in providing a successful forum for cooperation and partnership among the localities, private-sector businesses, and educational institutions. Your collaborative […]

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Passenger Numbers Taking Off at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on October 30, 2019

Article by Virginia Business. For original article, click here. Date: October 30, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave is the state’s smallest commercial service airport, but its passenger numbers have skyrocketed over the past year and a half. After changing its commercial flight provider in April 2018 to Utah-based SkyWest, the airport saw its passenger […]

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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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SVTA Receives $50,000 Grant To Promote Shenandoah Valley as a Top Travel Destination

Posted on October 3, 2019

Longstanding Regional Tourism Organization Receives Public-Private Marketing Funds to Attract More Visitors From Urban Markets Shenandoah Valley, VA – The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association (SVTA) received a $50,000 grant to launch the Let’s Go! Virginia’s Epic Shenandoah Valley Vacation campaign from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Grant Fund program. The campaign will be focused on attracting new […]

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New United Express Flights Coming to Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on September 30, 2019

Date: September 30, 2019 Contact: Heather Ream, Director of Marketing & Communications540-234-8224, hream@flyshd.com Weyers Cave, Virginia – The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) and SkyWest Airlines are pleased to announce two new United Express flights between Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), as well as schedule enhancements for current flights this […]

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InDemand Series: Construction Manager

Posted on September 18, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: September 17, 2019   WHSV – This week, we’re taking a look at a job you can achieve by starting in construction, as early as right out of high school, that allows you to move up and into a problem solving role. “You can start out coming into the […]

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InDemand Series: Machinist

Posted on September 5, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: September 3, 2019   WHSV – This week, we’re taking another look at InDemand careers in the Valley. We’re taking you to a plant that helps make books read around the world. Charles Andrews works as a machinist apprentice at LSC Communications in Rockingham County. He helps maintain […]

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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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Virginia’s Workforce Solution

Posted on August 26, 2019

Date: August 26, 2019 Earlier this year, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) announced the launch of a world-class custom workforce incentive program in partnership with the Virginia Community College System. This program will be a service-based incentive that will provide customized training and recruitment services to competitive, high impact, job-creation projects. The Virginia Jobs […]

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