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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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Governor Northam Announces Shenandoah Valley Organic to Create 110 New Jobs in Harrisonburg

Posted on November 24, 2020

Company to expand production capabilities with new 75,000-square-foot facility FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · November 24, 2020 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Shenandoah Valley Organic Contact: Kathryn Tuttle Email: Kathryn.Tuttle@farmerfocus.com RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Shenandoah Valley Organic (SVO), a family-owned organic […]

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Governor Northam Welcomes Filming of New Hulu Limited Series ‘Dopesick’ to Virginia

Posted on November 24, 2020

Touchstone Television project will film in Central Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, and Roanoke region FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · November 24, 2020 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Tourism Corporation Contact: Caroline Logan Email: clogan@virginia.org Phone: (804) 545-5572 Virginia Film Office Contact: Andy Edmunds Email: aedmunds@virginia.org Phone: (804) 545-5534 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced […]

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Governor Northam Announces Dynamic Aviation to Create 207 New Jobs in Rockingham County

Posted on November 19, 2020

Company will invest $47.9 million in expansion Date: November 19, 2020 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dynamic Aviation, a leading provider of special-mission aviation solutions for government and commercial organizations worldwide, will invest $47.9 million to expand its operation in Rockingham County. The company will establish a new 13,000-square-foot facility for office space and […]

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Shenandoah Valley Familiarization Tour – November 12 & 13, 2020

Posted on November 18, 2020

In early November 2020, the Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) team hosted the first non-virtual lead generation activity of the fiscal year. Along with our partners at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Port of Virginia, and Consultant Connect, we had a successful two days safely showing the Shenandoah Valley economic development assets to site selectors from […]

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Cadence Adds Class 8 (100,000) Cleanroom at Virginia Headquarters

Posted on October 27, 2020

Staunton, VA (October 26, 2020) — Cadence, Inc. announced today the addition of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Class 8 (100,000) cleanroom at its headquarters, located in Staunton, Virginia.  Responding quickly to growing customer demand, the new certified cleanroom will be used for development and manufacturing of novel medical devices. “We are excited about […]

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Case Study – Three Virginia Locations Serve Speyside Bourbon Cooperage

Posted on October 27, 2020

Case Study by: Virginia Economic Development Partnership Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is an offspring of Speyside Cooperage Ltd., founded in Scotland in 1947. In 2008 Speyside Cooperage was sold to the Tonnellerie François Frères Group, a global cooperage company founded in 1906 and headquartered in Saint Romain, France. As of 2015, the company maintained two cooperages in […]

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Case Study – The Hershey Company Produces Sweet Success in Virginia

Posted on October 27, 2020

Case Study by: Virginia Economic Development Partnership The Hershey Company is North America’s leading chocolate producer and a global snacks company. In 2019, the company celebrated the 125th anniversary of producing its iconic brands, including Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers, SkinnyPop, and Pirate’s Booty. Hershey established Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, Inc. in Augusta County in 1980. The Stuarts Draft plant […]

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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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