Southside and Southwest Economic Development Application Deadline July 16, 2020
Economic Development Program

 

Small Towns Pilot Initiative Applications Now Being Accepted!
Small Towns Pilot Initiative

 

 Take A Look At What The Commission Has Accomplished Over The Last 20 Years In Our FY 19 Annual Report

 

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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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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2/26/20 Virginia State University Transfers Agricultural Equipment, Facilities to Southside Virginia Fruit and Vegetable Producers Association

Virginia State University Transfers Agricultural Equipment, Facilities to Southside Virginia Fruit and Vegetable Producers Association

With the handing over today of equipment and facilities worth more than a quarter million dollars to the Southside Virginia Fruit and Vegetable Producers Association (SVFVPA), one of the longest running projects supported by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) has come to a close. Between 2013 and 2020, Virginia State University (VSU) has worked with farmers in Southside Virginia to promote production,

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1/23/20 Tobacco Commission Launches Second Round Of Student Loan Repayment Talent Attraction Program

TOBACCO COMMISSION LAUNCHES SECOND ROUND OF STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT TALENT ATTRACTION PROGRAM (TAP)

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

The purpose of the Talent Attraction Program (TAP) is to encourage recent graduates to live in the tobacco region and work in targeted, hard-to-fill occupations in the Tobacco Region by providing up to $12,000 annually in student loan repayment with a two-year commitment. Loan repayment awards may be renewed for another two years if eligible with a maximum award of $48,000.

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1/21/20 Traditional Medicinals to Open Manufacturing Facility in Franklin County

56 NEW JOBS COMING TO FRANKLIN COUNTY

Traditional Medicinals to Open Manufacturing Facility

Richmond, VA – Governor Northam announced today that Traditional Medicinals will open a new manufacturing facility in Franklin County. The project is expected to create 56 new jobs and includes $29.7 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is assisting this project with a $245,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant as well as a $245,000 TROF loan.

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