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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 created tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in Southern and Southwest Virginia.

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10/5/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN SOUTH BOSTON

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN SOUTH BOSTONAPPROVED PROJECTS WILL EXPAND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND BROADBAND ACCESS FOR RURAL VIRGINIANS

South Boston, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Wednesday, October 5th, at the Berry Hill Conference Center to approve projects that will expand educational opportunities and broadband access in Southern and Southwest Virginia. The Commission approved 11 funding requests in addition to various extensions and other business including selecting Senator Frank Ruff to serve as Chair.

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5/12/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BRISTOL

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BRISTOLGRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS WILL HELP LOCALITIES ATTRACT AND GROW BUSINESSES, ASSIST LOCAL FARMERS AND GROW VIRGINIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

Bristol, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, May 12th, at the Bristol Sessions Hotel to approve projects that will help localities attract and grow businesses, assist local farmers and grow Virginia’s tourism industry. The Commission serves 40 localities in southern and southwest Virginia.

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1/7/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

GRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS WILL CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS AND HELP LOCALITIES ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Friday, January 7th, at the Richmond Marriott to approve projects that promise to create new opportunities for farmers, increase the ability of localities to attract new businesses, support entrepreneurs as they seek to start a business and attract valuable tourism dollars to the region.

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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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