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, or 540-885-5174 ext. 107 Elizabeth McCarty, 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: 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 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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Governor Northam Announces The Hershey Company to Invest $135 Million, Create 110 New Jobs in Augusta County

Posted on June 30, 2020

Project represents second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE · June 30, 2020 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: The Hershey Company Contact: Jeff Beckman Email:; Phone: (717) 534-8090 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The […]

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GO Virginia approves Startup Shenandoah Valley Grant Proposal

Posted on June 24, 2020

Date: June 24, 2020 For more information contact: Rachel Haddad Phone: (540) 213-0333 Email: ​ Shenandoah Valley, VA – The GO Virginia State board approved the grant proposal submitted by the Staunton Creative Community Fund and multiple Shenandoah Valley partners on Tuesday, June 23rd. The proposal will fund virtual acceleration programming, infrastructure buildout, and ecosystem […]

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Wake Up Waynesboro: Downtown Scavenger Hunt Bingo Game Begins

Posted on June 18, 2020

Date: June 18, 2020 The Economic Development and Tourism Department, and Destination Downtown Waynesboro announce the beginning of Wake Up Waynesboro – a fun, interactive game to help residents explore our downtown, and get reacquainted with downtown merchants. We have all been waiting patiently for our beloved stores and restaurants to reopen while practicing the […]

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