SVP NEWS


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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InDemand Series: InDemand is Back on WHSV

Posted on November 13, 2018

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: November 13, 2018 WHSV – “InDemand” will showcase what jobs, apprenticeships, and opportunities are right in your backyard. “We want to encourage people in the valley to look at what is in demand in our Valley,” said Debby Hopkins with the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board. “What pays good? […]

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Gaining Altitude: Regional Airport’s New Nonstop Service Attracts Passengers

Posted on October 30, 2018

By: James Heffernan,Virginia Business October 30, 2018 With a major airline partner and daily connections to two of the nation’s busiest hubs, Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is spreading its wings. The regional airport in Weyers Cave now offers nonstop service to and from Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles International airports aboard United Express, putting local […]

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The Shenandoah Valley Partnership Hires Jay A. Langston As Executive Director

Posted on October 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2018 Contact: Keith May SVP Chair of Board of Directors (540) 820-7008 The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) Executive Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jay A. Langston, Ph.D., as the new executive director of the organization. Dr. Langston is coming to the SVP from the Virginia […]

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