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SVP Virtual Fall Economic Development Forum

Posted on October 19, 2020

On October 13, 2020, investors and partners joined Team SVP for a virtual event streamed live from The Highland Center to: Hear from Highland County community leaders and partners on programs that accelerate the development of small businesses and non-profits; tourism-focused initiatives; and efforts to attract both visitors and residents; Learn about efforts to expand […]

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GO Virginia Approves Grant for Small Business Resiliency Teams

Posted on October 12, 2020

SBDCs launch COVID-19 recovery initiative to promote economic stability, sustainability, and growth. Date: October 12, 2010 SV SBDC Contact: Joyce Krech, (540)568-3227, krechjh@jmu.edu LF SBDC Contact: Christine Kriz, (540)868-7094, ckriz@lfcc.edu The GO Virginia State board has approved an $81,813 grant proposal submitted by a regional partnership between Harrisonburg Economic Development, Frederick County Economic Development, Shenandoah […]

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InterChange Takes Ownership Stake In Shenandoah Valley Railroad

Posted on September 17, 2020

Date: September 16 Article by Ian Munro, Daily News-Record For original article, click here. Mount Crawford-based logistics, transportation and development firm InterChange Group became part owner of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad last week, according to Lance Arey, the general manager of the railway firm. Arey said InterChange Group’s addition to the railroad partnership will “definitely […]

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InterChange Group Joins Shenandoah Valley Railroad Ownership

Posted on September 15, 2020

Date: September 15, 2020 The Shenandoah Valley Railroad (SVRR) is pleased to announce that the InterChange Group has joined the operation’s ownership group as a minority partner.  The SVRR is a 22 miles long, privately-owned short line railroad providing service to customers between Staunton, Virginia and the Pleasant Valley area just south of Harrisonburg, Virginia.  […]

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Feasibility Study for a shared-use Agricultural Enterprise Center in the Shenandoah Valley Begins

Posted on September 2, 2020

Date: September 2, 2020 CSPDC Contact: Rachel Salatin, rachel@cspdc.org or 540-885-5174 ext. 107 Elizabeth McCarty, elizabeth@cspdc.org or 540-885-5174 ext. 108 The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to fruition, this multi-use facility is expected to support […]

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VIRTEX Announces Expansion: New Product Line in Waynesboro will add up to 50 Jobs

Posted on September 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE:  September 1, 2020 CONTACT NAME: Greg Hitchin PHONE: 540-942-6779 EMAIL: HitchinGE@ci.waynesboro.va.us VIRTEX and the City of Waynesboro announce the creation of 40-50 new manufacturing jobs in the City.  VIRTEX, an Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) Provider with facilities in the US and Mexico, is adding a new product line to its Waynesboro […]

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Augusta County Announces Additional Disaster Recovery Grant Round with Expanded Eligibility

Posted on September 1, 2020

Date: September 1, 2020 The Augusta County Economic Development Authority announces expanded eligibility for their Disaster Recovery Grant Fund to help county businesses who continue to feel the effects of business interruption due to COVID-19. Businesses who have previously received Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP) or Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are now eligible. Applicants […]

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Waynesboro Grants for Small Business and Nonprofits

Posted on August 26, 2020

Date: August 25, 2020 Waynesboro, VA – Recognizing that small businesses continue to feel the devastating effects COVID-19 and the public health measures enacted to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, City Council has introduced an ordinance to refund and reopen the Renaissance Fund application process.  The Renaissance Fund TWO grant program provides grants […]

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A Shenandoah Valley Regional AirportTraveler Story for National Aviation Day

Posted on August 20, 2020

Date: August 19, 2020 Greetings Valley Travelers, Happy National Aviation Day! Today marks a nationwide celebration of the history and development of aviation started by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939. For those history buffs among us, August 19th also coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright. The Wright brothers are credited with inventing, building, and […]

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Mary Baldwin University MBA Program to Host Virtual Conversation on the Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World

Posted on July 22, 2020

Date: July 21, 2020 Media Contact: Liesel Crosier lcrosier@marybaldwin.edu 540-280-8702 The question society is facing is not if, but how will the coronavirus pandemic shape the future of business moving forward. How will healthcare adapt? What does the future hold for technology and the information economy? What is in store for non-profits, think tanks, and […]

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