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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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Virginia Economic Review · Q4 2020

Posted on January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021 In this issue of Virginia Economic Review, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership discusses Virginia’s outstanding quality of life, recognized by Forbes as the best in the United States. Shenandoah Valley highlights include (page numbers reference digital version): 14 – Massanutten Resort 21 – Shenandoah Valley outdoor recreation 36 – Natural Bridge 49 – […]

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Study: Area One Of Best In Country To Work In Manufacturing

Posted on January 4, 2021

December 22, 2020 Daily News-Record – For original article, click here. The Harrisonburg metro area is the 21st best place to work in manufacturing out the nation’s 378 metro areas, according to a study by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company. The study analyzed localities’ percentage of workforce in manufacturing, job growth over one- and […]

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Season’s Greetings from SVP | December 2020

Posted on December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020 SVP Investors & Partners, What an unforgettable year it has been. While I never could have scripted the pandemic scenario, the Shenandoah Valley once again proved its resilience. Our localities are exceptional and spearheaded many funding efforts to help small business. The private sector continues to support economic growth, conveying the indefatigable […]

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SVP Virtual Winter Economic Development Forum

Posted on December 17, 2020

On December 15, 2020, investors and partners joined Team SVP for a virtual event streamed live from White’s Travel Center in Rockbridge County to: Learn about new infrastructure at White’s Travel Center and how this operation is essential to the transportation and logistics industry in the Shenandoah Valley; Hear from strategic partners on initiatives to […]

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