SVP NEWS


Governor Northam Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund Planning Grant Awarded to Shenandoah County: Funding will help local government incorporate agriculture into overall economic development

Posted on December 4, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 4, 2018 Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contact: Elaine Lidholm Email: Elaine.Lidholm@vdacs.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 786-7686 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a grant for Shenandoah County from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund to help develop a […]

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Gaining Altitude: Regional Airport’s New Nonstop Service Attracts Passengers

Posted on October 30, 2018

By: James Heffernan,Virginia Business October 30, 2018 With a major airline partner and daily connections to two of the nation’s busiest hubs, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is spreading its wings. The regional airport in Weyers Cave now offers nonstop service to and from Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles International airports aboard United Express, putting local […]

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The Shenandoah Valley Partnership Hires Jay A. Langston As Executive Director

Posted on October 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2018 Contact: Keith May SVP Chair of Board of Directors (540) 820-7008 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) Executive Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jay A. Langston, Ph.D., as the new executive director of the organization. Dr. Langston is coming to the SVP from the Virginia […]

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GO Virginia How-to-Apply Webinar

Posted on August 20, 2018

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will host a how-to-apply webinar for the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund (GO Virginia) for the per capita and competitive grants on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The webinar will be hosted through the WebEx online platform only. Attendance is open to […]

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Governor Northam Announces Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Augusta County: Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America to update machinery at manufacturing operation

Posted on August 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 14, 2018 Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Phone: (804) 545-5806 Email: sclark@vedp.org Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America Contact: Phil Zarate Email: phil.zarate@shi-g.com RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will make a multi-million dollar investment […]

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Governor Northam Announces, $41.6 Million Investment, 88 New Jobs in Rockingham County: InterChange Cold Storage, LLC to build major new cold storage and blast freezing

Posted on August 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 13, 2018   Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contact: Elaine Lidholm Email: Elaine.Lidholm@vdacs.virginia.gov InterChange Cold Storage Contact: Devon Anders Email: devon.anders@interchangeco.com RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that InterChange Cold Storage, […]

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Governor Northam Announces 30 New Jobs in Augusta County: NIBCO to invest $14 million to expand metal manufacturing operation, retrain employees on new equipment

Posted on August 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2018 Contacts: Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Phone: (804) 545-5806 Email: sclark@vedp.org NIBCO Contact: Sally Boyer Phone: (574) 295-3381 Email: boyers@nibco.com RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that NIBCO INC., a manufacturer of wrot copper fittings for the flow control […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Welcomes New Program Director: Economic and business development professional to provide support for regional council.

Posted on July 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2018 Contacts: George Pace, (540) 476-4561, gwpace1@comcast.net Brandon Davis, (540) 636-8800, bdavis@nsvregion.org Bonnie Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org HARRISONBURG, VA – The GO Virginia Region 8 Council announced today that economic and business development consultant Faith McClintic was hired as the GO Virginia Program Director for Region 8 starting August 1, 2018. […]

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SVP Launches New Regional Economic Development Website

Posted on July 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2018 Contact: Cari Orebaugh Communications Manager, Shenandoah Valley Partnership (540) 568-3106 corebaugh@theshenandoahvalley.com HARRISONBURG, VA – The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), the region’s premier economic development marketing organization, proudly announces www.theshenandoahvalley.com as its new domain name to accompany a fresh, redesigned website. The website and new URL were unveiled today at […]

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Governor Northam Announces 34 New Jobs in Augusta County: ComSonics, Inc. to expand electronics manufacturing operation

Posted on July 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2018 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that ComSonics, Inc., a world-class design, manufacturing, sales, and repair solutions provider for electronics and fiber optics, will invest $615,000 to expand its manufacturing operation in Augusta County. The company will purchase new equipment and make facility improvements to allow for additional space. In […]

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