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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 2,215 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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5/19/2020 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS ELECTRONICALLY

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS ELECTRONICALLY

Commission Approves 29 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Monday, May 18th to give final approval for 29 funding requests. Approved Education and Workforce Development projects include a partnership between New College Institute in Martinsville and Amazon Web Services to train workers for cloud services positions, a new Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at Emory &

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5/18/20 Damage Prevention Solutions Signaltape XT Meets New ODOT Marking Tape Specifications

SIGNALTAPE MEETS ODOT SPECIFICATION
Damage Prevention Solutions Signaltape XT Meets New ODOT Marking Tape Specifications

COLUMBUS, OH – In a vigilant effort to reduce the adverse effects associated with the damage of buried utilities, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently updated the 2019 Construction and Materials Specification Manual, which includes specific changes related to underground warning/marking tape.

A significant change to take note of is the requirement to “Furnish tape with a break strength of at least 3000 lb (1361 kg) when tested to ASTM D6775.”

There are two new specifications related to underground warning/marking tape;

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3/13/20 1901 Group to Establish Third Virginia Operation in Washington County, Create 150 New Jobs

150 NEW JOBS COMING TO WASHINGTON COUNTY
1901 Group to Establish Third Virginia Operation in Washington County

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that 1901 Group will establish its third Virginia operation in Washington County. In addition to the 150 jobs this project will create the project will also generate $1.15 million in capital investment. 1901 Group is a leading provider of innovative IT services and solutions in the public and private sector market.

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3/3/20 NEW PERFORMING ARTS VENUE TO OPEN IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

NEW PERFORMING ARTS VENUE TO OPEN IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

Venue Will Be Constructed In Newly Renovated Theater Building

A new entertainment venue is coming to Tazewell County. Cultural Arts of Southwest Virginia will add approximately 1700 square ft. to the old theater building in North Tazewell to create a Performing Arts venue. The additional square footage will consist of a stage, greenroom, 2 dressing rooms including showers and restrooms, kitchenette, backstage prop area,

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