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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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.

Tobacco Commission member,

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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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8/20/21 Woodgrain Millwork Expanding in Smyth County

Woodgrain Millwork Expanding in Smyth County

Company to Create 100 New Jobs

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Woodgrain Millwork will expand in Smyth County. The project will create 100 new jobs, while saving 80 jobs at Independence Lumber in Grayson, and includes nearly $9 million in capital investment. Additionally, Woodgrain will invest $8 million to purchase and expand the former Independence Lumber sawmill in Grayson County. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $57,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

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6/7/21 MEP Ltd. Coming to Danville-Pittsylvania County

MEP Ltd. Coming to Danville-Pittsylvania County

Company to Establish First United States Operation in Cyber Park

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that MEP Ltd. will establish their first U.S. operation in the Danville-Pittsylvania Cyber Park. The project will create 45 new jobs and includes $6.4 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $270,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant and a $270,000 TROF Loan.

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6/3/21 Walraven, Inc. Coming to Danville-Pittsylvania County

Walraven, Inc. Coming to Danville-Pittsylvania County

Company to Relocate U.S. Headquarters and Manufacturing Operation

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Walraven, Inc. will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Danville-Pittsylvania County. The headquarters and associated manufacturing operation will be located in the shell building at Cane Creek Centre. The project will create 46 new jobs as well as $7.15 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $46,500 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant as well as a $46,500 TROF loan.

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5/27/21 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS MAY MEETING

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS MAY MEETING

Commission Approves 17 Funding Requests

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met electronically on Thursday, May 27th. The Commission acted on 17 funding requests including projects that will support Virginia’s livestock industry, improve the region’s ability to attract top employers by increasing the number of shovel ready sites available and expand broadband access.

Tobacco Commission Chairman, Edward Owens said,

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