The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is a 28-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly. Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement.  To date, the Commission has awarded 2,102 grants totaling more than $1.1 billion across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth, and has provided $309 million in indemnification payments to tobacco growers and quota holders.


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7/6/18 Mountain Top Timber Products Expanding In Scott County

50 NEW JOBS COMING TO SCOTT COUNTY
Mountain Top Timber Products Set To Expand

Scott County- Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Mountain Top Timber Products will invest $3.759 million to expand their operation into the Town of Dungannon. The project is expected to create 50 new jobs and create a new market for Virginia timber. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission supported this expansion with a $125,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant and a $125,000 TROF loan.

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6/8/18 Wildwood Park Secures First Business

Wildwood Park Secures First Business
S&S Transporters Set To Expand

Hillsville, VA- S&S Transporters (S&S) will be the first company to locate their business at Wildwood Commerce Park in Carroll County. The new facility will serve as both their headquarters and operations center. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission supported this project with a $125,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) Grant as well as a $125,000 TROF loan. The Commission has also supported the development of Wildwood Commerce Park with grants totaling more than $14.6 million.

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5/22/18 Tobacco Commission Meets In Farmville

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN FARMVILLE

Commission Approves 27 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Tuesday, May 22nd to give final approval for 27 funding requests. The 27 requests total more than $6 million and will support projects across Southern and Southwest Virginia. The total funds to be disbursed break down as follows: $2.8 million for workforce development,

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4/17/18 Crenshaw Lighting Expanding In Floyd County

CRENSHAW LIGHTING EXPANDING IN FLOYD COUNTY

Project Set to Create 56 New Jobs

Floyd, VA – It was announced today that Crenshaw Lighting will expand their operation in Floyd County. The expansion will create 56 new jobs for a total of 120 employed by Crenshaw in Floyd. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $100,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant as well as a $50,000 TROF loan to assist with this project.

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