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Colliers International Recognizes Shenandoah Valley/I-81 Corridor Among “10 Emerging Industrial Markets to Watch” in 2019

Posted on February 8, 2019

February 2019 Speculative development has arrived to the I-81 Shenandoah Valley Corridor with many projects either underway or in the pipeline for 2019. Prominent developers new to the market are leading the charge and will serve to transform this growing logistics market from a secondary to primary market. Click here to read the full story […]

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InDemand Series: Industrial Manufacturing Technician

Posted on February 7, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: February 7, 2019   WHSV – A job that has you surrounded by chocolate? Sign me up! Thanks to a unique apprenticeship program through The Hershey Company, one young lady is on a fast track to her Journeyman’s card and a forever career in one of the sweetest jobs […]

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InDemand Series: Dental Assistant

Posted on January 22, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: January 22, 2019   WHSV – After staying home with her children for several years, Rebecca Ligouri was looking to go back to work in a career that did not need extensive schooling. “Preventative dentistry, such as cleanings, is on the rise, and so more people are seeking […]

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Augusta County Company Selected to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program: Two-year export program provides resources to support international business expansion

Posted on January 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: January 17, 2019 Contact:          Suzanne Clark, (804) 545-5806, sclark@vedp.org RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of an Augusta County company, AccuTec Blades, Inc., into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. The VALET program assists companies in the Commonwealth that are committed […]

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InDemand Series: Electrician

Posted on January 9, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: January 9, 2019   WHSV – For some people, college just isn’t for them. Having an apprenticeship can lead the way to a successful path. One electrician in the Valley turned his hobby into a career, with help from an apprenticeship through the Massanutten Technical Center. “Electricity is […]

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InDemand Series: CNC Technician

Posted on December 26, 2018

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: December 26, 2018   WHSV – There’s demand for computer numerically-controlled machine operators in the Shenandoah Valley. These workers help operate and maintain the equipment that helps build parts of many things people use every day. Companies like Cadence help employees by reimbursing them for taking classes to […]

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InDemand Series: Software Developer

Posted on December 17, 2018

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: December 17, 2018   WHSV – Software developers can work with people from all over the world, from right at home. For one software developer in the Valley, he used his skills as a farmer to make a transition into a career he loves. “So I grew up […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Awards Funding for Talent Solutions Strategy – Initiative will target filling middle- and high-skill workforce gaps.

Posted on December 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 17, 2018 Contacts: Bonnie Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, bonnie@cspdc.org Faith McClintic, (804) 347-1877, govareg8pd@gmail.com HARRISONBURG – The GO Virginia Region 8 Council has approved funding for the Shenandoah Valley Talent Solutions Strategy under the Enhanced Capacity Building category. Enhanced Capacity Building activities support analysis and planning for project development and implementation. […]

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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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InDemand Series: Mechatronics Technician

Posted on November 27, 2018

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: November 27, 2018   WHSV – Mechatronics is a field you may have not heard of, but it combines electronics with mechanical engineering. Stephen Anderson was getting out of the Navy, with a background in aviation. He thought he would wind up out of state, but the Hershey Company […]

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