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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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Amazon Confirms Lease in Waynesboro

Posted on December 9, 2020

Delivery Station Planned Date: December 9, 2020 Amazon confirmed earlier today that it has leased the former Kmart at 2712 West Main Street to operate as a Delivery Station opening sometime in 2021. “The addition of the Amazon Delivery Station to the Waynesboro economy is encouraging for our city and citizens. 2020 has been challenging […]

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Governor Northam Announces International Automotive Components Group to Expand in Shenandoah County, Creating 47 New Jobs

Posted on December 7, 2020

Company to invest $4.6 million, add new manufacturing lines Date: December 7, 2020 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that International Automotive Components Group (IAC Group), a global supplier of automotive components and systems, will invest $4.6 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of Strasburg and add new auto component lines and products […]

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Celebrating International Civil Aviation Day

Posted on December 7, 2020

For original Shenandoah Valley Airport blog post click here. December 7, 2020 Today marks the 76th annual celebration of International Civil Aviation Day! Since 1996, the aviation industry has taken part in spreading worldwide awareness on December 7th about the importance of civil aviation for social and economic development. On a global scale, air transport […]

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