SVP NEWS


Celebrating National Aviation Day with Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Posted on August 19, 2019

For original article, click here. Date: August 19, 2019 Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport – Happy National Aviation Day – a day that we honor the history and continued advances in aviation! President Franklin Theodore Roosevelt first introduced National Aviation Day in 1939. The date of August 19th was chosen because it’s also the birthday of Orville Wright, […]

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InDemand Series: Commercial Pilot

Posted on August 8, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: August 6, 2019 WHSV – Alex Kelley has been with Blue Ridge Aviation in Weyers Cave since 2015. He started out as a flight instructor and is now in a management position. “My dad was a private pilot, and I was at James Madison University as a history […]

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Merck Expansion Spurs New Degrees, Training Programs

Posted on July 29, 2019

For full Virginia Business article, click here. Date: July 29, 2019 Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University are collaborating with global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck & Co. to create curriculum and training programs centered on biotechnology, process engineering and workforce development. Merck is investing up to $1 billion over the next three years to […]

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InDemand Series: Sheet Metal Fabrication Technician

Posted on July 23, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: July 23, 2019 WHSV – This week, we’re delving into a job that can launch you ahead without you ever having to leave the ground. “The work is really interesting,” said Jonathan Thompson, team lead of Hangars D and E at Dynamic Aviation. “It peaks my interests. Gets […]

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Group Presents Annual Economic Report

Posted on July 18, 2019

For full Daily News-Record article, click here. Date: July 18, 2019 HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Partnership, a regional economic development program sponsored by James Madison University, presented its annual report on Wednesday at Blue Ridge Community College’s Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center in Weyers Cave. In the report, the group celebrated the creation of […]

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Business Development Manager Joins SVP Team

Posted on July 11, 2019

Date: July 9, 2019 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) is pleased to welcome Travis Carter to the SVP team as the Business Development Manager. In this role, Travis is responsible for managing projects and developing and implementing a lead generation strategy to successfully meet SVP’s performance goals. Travis has a strong background in food manufacturing, […]

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Governor Northam Announces Significant Investment in Rockingham County: Merck & Co., Inc. to expand Elkton manufacturing facility, creating about 100 new jobs

Posted on May 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2019 Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkEmail: sclark@vedp.org Merck & Co., Inc.Contact: Pamela EiseleEmail: pamela_eisele@merck.comContact: Charles McCurdyEmail: charles.mccurdy@merck.com ELKTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Merck & Co., Inc., a publicly held global healthcare company known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, […]

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Local Airport + Major Airline Partner = A Seamless Travel Experience

Posted on April 29, 2019

The Shenandoah Valley’s infrastructure already enjoys access to miles of interstate and rail lines, a wealth of third-party logistics providers, and an inland port facility. All of these elements are complimented and enhanced by regional air service with seamless access to major markets through the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. With non-stop jet service to both […]

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$41.6 Million Dollar Investment – InterChange Cold Storage

Posted on April 29, 2019

What inspired the InterChange Group, Inc. to begin developing a 600,000 sq. ft. cold storage facility in the Shenandoah Valley?  Market access and a growing need for additional cold storage across the region. Devon Anders, President of InterChange Group, describes it this way: “With direct access to I-81 and the ocean and inland terminals of […]

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Bringing the Shore to You

Posted on April 29, 2019

Reach International Markets through the Virginia Inland Port The Virginia Inland Port (VIP) is the northern Shenandoah Valley’s link to world markets. VIP is an intermodal container transfer facility in Front Royal that is owned and operated by the Virginia Port Authority. The inland port’s strategic location between interstates 81 and 66 provides an efficient […]

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