Tag: economic development
Waynesboro leaders are going to save city taxpayers $140,000 this year by reneging on an economic-development deal with the Wayne Theatre.
Waynesboro is already an absolute joke in economic-development circles for the inaction of the last eight years.
Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, announced Governor McAuliffe’s approval of a pair of his economic development initiatives.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed HB 834 and HB 846, the legislative centerpieces of GO Virginia, with major bipartisan support.
Virginia has spent $679 million for performance and ongoing economic development incentives since 2010, according to a presentation received by the House Appropriations Committee on Monday.
Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, today announced his legislative priorities, with a focus on economic development, education and health care.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget he will introduce on December 17 will include a $2.43 billion bond package.
The Shenandoah Valley Partnership hosted two economic development events this fall focusing on the Shenandoah Valley’s access to markets and substantial transportation and logistics assets.
The state often imposes enormous regulatory hurdles like licensing fees and time-consuming and expensive classes on people trying to carve out a basic living. And it’s all done by the state for our supposed safety. But this is time and money that Achan Agit, a hair-braider from Iowa, simply didn’t have.
Waynesboro leaders voted four years ago to pay $3.475 million for what is now 177 acres of scrub brush located off Exit 96. And it will remain scrub brush if Waynesboro City Council member Frank Lucente gets his way.
Economic development and industry will be key topics of discussion Monday, Oct. 12 during a biotechnology showcase of the Shenandoah Valley at James Madison University.
The Waynesboro School Board is trying to cast the need for a new $76 million Waynesboro High School in economic development terms. A new school, board members have argued, will help attract new business to Waynesboro, and even if it’s just a sales pitch, it’s a sales pitch based on a valid point, when you consider how decisions are made about locating a new development project somewhere.
Hurt, Kaine, Warner, Griffith introduce bill to promote economic development, reform permitting process
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia), along with Senators Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia), recently introduced the Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act (H.R. 3434 and S. 1914) in both houses of Congress.
Qore Systems LLC will invest $12.8 million to relocate from Arizona and establish its first Virginia operation in Highlands Business Park, owned and operated by Smyth County and Washington County.
City of Charlottesville officials will meet with representatives from Smart Growth America on April 28 and 29 as part of a free, grant-funded technical assistance program.
The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) announced the selection of The Shenandoah Valley Region as winner of the 2015 Community Economic Development Award for the Fields of Gold Agritourism Program.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $226,000 in Building Entrepreneurial Economies (BEE) awards for 12 projects in the Commonwealth.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Virginia’s public institutions of higher education renewed and expanded their commitment to economic development.
Albemarle County has named Faith McClintic as its new economic development director effective April 1, 2015. McClintic will be the first director of the County’s newly established Economic Development Office.
Agritourism farmers, economic development staff, and local government leaders will gather on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10-11, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton, to explore innovative ideas on agritourism at the 2015 Virginia Conference on Agritourism in the Creative Economy.
Last night, both chambers of the General Assembly convened with other government leaders to hear the Governor deliver the annual “State of the Commonwealth” address.
Governor McAuliffe announces more than $700K in Community Development Block Grants for Charles City, Wise
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday more than $700,000 in Community Development Block Grants for the Counties of Charles City and Wise.
Dr. X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology at Virginia Tech, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Copper Fox Distillery committing to source 100% Virginia-grown products, revitalize Williamsburg site
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Copper Fox Distillery (www.copperfox.biz) will open its second malting, production, aging, and tasting facility in the City of Williamsburg.
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced new and renewed Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations. Five new zones were designated in the Commonwealth, including two regional zones.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the award of four planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID).