SVP NEWS


Living a Better Life Through Flowers: Harmony Harvest and Floral Genius

Posted on July 12, 2022

June 8, 2022 – Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley Life is steeped in a heritage of agriculture and two companies owned by sisters are taking agriculture in a new direction.  Jessica Hall and Stephanie Auville are adding floriculture to the list of agricultural products exported from the Shenandoah Valley.  Their companies, Harmony Harvest and Floral Genius, grow the […]

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Shenandoah Valley Partnership Hosts Economic Forum

Posted on May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) hosted an economic forum May 20, 2022 providing an overview of recent activities in the Shenandoah Valley region, a presentation by the Port of Virginia and an in-depth look at housing in the region.  The mainstay of the program focused on housing. SVP was joined by guest […]

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GO Virginia Site Enhancement Secures Future Growth for Virginia

Posted on March 4, 2022

By Jay A. Langston, Ph.D., (First published in the Harrisonburg Daily News Record) Recent national headlines have detailed with great fanfare staggering investments and job creation commitments by large international companies in electric vehicle production, aviation, pharmaceuticals, and other cutting edge technologies in states all around Virginia.  Such announcements were not happenstance – they resulted […]

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Aviation Innovation in the Shenandoah Valley: The NextGen Aviators Program

Posted on March 1, 2022

February 23, 2022 – Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley Life is made possible by the creative and innovative philosophies of our companies.  Manufacturing is the largest private sector employment base in the Valley and while we are known for our food and beverage sector, our robust manufacturing economy encompasses a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, electronics, […]

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Governor Youngkin Announces Amazon to Create 500 New Jobs in Augusta County

Posted on February 23, 2022

Governor Youngkin Announces Amazon to Create 500 New Jobs in Augusta County. New 1 million-square-foot non-sortable fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship larger-sized customer items. Date: February 23, 2022 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Amazon will launch a new 1 million-square-foot non-sortable fulfillment center in Augusta County. The facility at 32 […]

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Virtual Cooking Show: The Shenandoah Valley Life. Choose Your Own Cozy.

Posted on November 29, 2021

November 29, 2021 Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley life is 365 days of “cozy.” Our cozy character is formed by a mosaic of majestic mountains, downtown hubs, and accessible outdoor recreation. The region’s unparalleled quality of living combined with critical infrastructure, strategic market access, and a dynamic workforce creates a business climate companies proudly call home. The […]

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Job Starter: Advanced Manufacturing Training

Posted on October 5, 2021

Participants paid to train for manufacturing jobs, guaranteed interviews with 7 companies Date: October 5, 2021 WEYERS CAVE VA – Offering paid training and a chance to interview with seven manufacturing companies, Job Starter: Advanced Manufacturing Training is a new program provided by Blue Ridge Community College aimed at bringing awareness to modern manufacturing in […]

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Governor Northam Announces Italian Cured Meats Producer to Establish First U.S. Operation in Virginia

Posted on September 30, 2021

Veronesi Holding S.p.A. to invest in new production facility in Rockingham County, creating more than 150 new jobs over the next four years Date: September 30, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Italy-based Veronesi Holding S.p.A., a leading manufacturer and producer of cured meats, will establish its first U.S. production operation. This investment in […]

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Governor Northam Announces Plastic Company to Expand in Rockingham County, Creating 92 New Jobs

Posted on September 23, 2021

Virginia Industrial Plastics to invest more than $6.5 million to increase production Date: September 23, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia Industrial Plastics, Inc., a plastic thermoforming and fabrication company, plans to invest more than $6.5 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Rockingham County. This project will create 92 new jobs. “Virginia […]

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Governor Northam Announces CAVA to Establish Production and Packaging Operation in Augusta County

Posted on September 9, 2021

Restaurant chain to invest over $30 million, create more than 50 jobs Date: September 9, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that CAVA, a Washington, D.C.-based fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant chain, will invest over $30 million to establish a new processing and packaging operation in Augusta County. The company will construct a 57,000-square-foot facility in Mill […]

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