Deadlines and Announcements

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is seeking a new Grants Program Director.
Click here for more information about the position and to apply
The application period for TRRC’s Talent Attraction Program (student loan repayment) has now closed.
Please take a look at our TAP program page for more info
For resources to support a locality, PDC, ISP, or citizens interested in expanding broadband in their community, please go to: www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov
Take A Look At What The Commission Has Accomplished Over The Last 20 Years In Our FY 19 Annual Report

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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 formerly tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement.  To date, the Commission has awarded 2,285 grants totaling more than $1.17B across the tobacco region of the Commonwealth, and has provided $309 million in indemnification payments to tobacco growers and quota holders.

Latest News

9/24/21 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BEDFORD

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BEDFORD

GRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS SUPPORT EFFORTS TO INCREASE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS, IMPROVE PROFITABILITY FOR FARMERS AND CREATE JOBS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

BEDFORD, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Wednesday, September 22nd, at Peaks of Otter Lodge in Bedford County to approve projects that promise to create nearly 1,500 jobs, support many new and expanded workforce training programs,

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9/14/21 Earthlink to Establish New Customer Support Center in City of Norton

285 New Jobs Coming to City of Norton

Earthlink to Establish New Customer Support Center

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Earthlink will establish a new customer support center in the City of Norton. The project will create 285 new jobs and includes $5.4 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $62,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

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9/9/21 Kegerreis Digital Marketing to Relocate Headquarters from Pennsylvania

62 New Jobs Coming to Danville

Kegerreis Digital Marketing to Relocate Headquarters from Pennsylvania

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Kegerreis Digital Marketing (KDM) will move their headquarters from Pennsylvania to the City of Danville. The move will create 62 new jobs and will generate $1.7 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $45,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant and a $45,500 TROF loan.

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8/26/21 Tyson Foods Coming to Danville Pittsylvania County

Tyson Foods Coming to Danville Pittsylvania County

Project Will Create More Than 375 New Jobs

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Tyson Foods, Inc. will open a new manufacturing facility in Cane Creek Centre. The project will create 376 new jobs and includes $300 million in capital investment. Tyson will construct a 325,000 square foot facility at Cane Creek Centre, an industrial park jointly owned by Danville and Pittsylvania County.

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