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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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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4/9/18 Mohawk Industries Expanding In Carroll County

MOHAWK INDUSTRIES EXPANDING IN CARROLL COUNTY

Project to Include Multi-Million Investment and Preserve Local Jobs

Carroll County, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Mohawk Industries will expand its manufacturing operation in Carroll County. The project will preserve existing jobs and add several new positions. Mohawk plans to invest in new equipment as part of the expansion. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $95,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant to assist with this project.

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3/19/18 Richlands Creamery To Create 17 Jobs In Dinwiddie County

RICHLANDS CREAMERY, LLC IN DINWIDDIE COUNTY

Project to Include $1.7 Million Investment and 17 New Jobs

Dinwiddie County, VA – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Richlands Creamery, LLC will create 17 new jobs and invest $1,700,000 in Dinwiddie County to create a new commercial creamery. As part of this project, Richlands Creamery, LLC commits to purchasing over $959,071, 100% of its agricultural inputs from Virginia farmers. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $40,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant to assist with this project.

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