12/11/19 AeroFarms To Establish Vertical Grow Operation

92 NEW JOBS COMING TO DANVILLE-PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY

AeroFarms To Establish Vertical Grow Operation

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that AeroFarms will establish a vertical grow operation in Danville-Pittsylvania County. The grow facility will be constructed in Cane Creek Centre industrial park which is a joint project of Danville and Pittsylvania County. AeroFarms is expected to invest $42 million in the facility and create 92 new jobs once the facility is operational.

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10/25/19 Morgan Olson To Establish New Van Manufacturing Operation In Former IKEA Plant

703 NEW JOBS COMING TO DANVILLE-PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY

Morgan Olson To Establish New Van Manufacturing Operation In Former IKEA Plant

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Morgan Olson, LLC, will establish a new manufacturing operation in the former IKEA plant in Danville-Pittsylvania County. The project will create 703 new jobs and Morgan Olson plans to invest $57.8 million in the 925,000 square foot facility. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $1.195 million Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant.

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10/10/19 Tobacco Commission Meets In Marion

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN MARION

Commission Approves 18 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, October 10th to give final approval for 18 funding requests. The 18 requests total more than $15.4 million and will support projects across Southern and Southwest Virginia. The total funds awarded break down as follows: $8 million for a potential Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) project,

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6/7/19 Tobacco Commission Meets In Danville

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN DANVILLE

Commission Approves 35 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia and Launches Talent Attraction Program

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, June 6th to give final approval for 35 funding requests. The 35 requests total more than $18.5 million and will support projects across Southern and Southwest Virginia. The total funds to be disbursed break down as follows: $7,909,964 for broadband expansion,

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5/23/19 Litehouse Inc. To Open Production Facility In Danville

160 NEW JOBS COMING TO DANVILLE

Litehouse, Inc. To Open Production Facility

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Litehouse, Inc. will open a new production facility in the City of Danville. The project is expected to create 160 new jobs as well as retain 40 jobs currently held by Sky Valley Foods employees. The project also includes $46 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is assisting this project with a $340,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant as well as a $220,000 TROF loan.

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3/14/19 Scholle IPN Packaging, Inc. To Expand Manufacturing Operation In Smyth County

42 NEW JOBS COMING TO SMYTH COUNTY

Scholle IPN Packaging, Inc. To Expand Manufacturing Operation

Richmond, VA– Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Scholle IPN Packaging, Inc. will expand its Smyth County manufacturing operation. The project will create 42 new jobs and includes $10.29 million in capital investment.

Tobacco Commission member, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said, “We are honored to celebrate the expansion of a major manufacturer and long-term contributor to the region’s strong,

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1/9/19 Tobacco Commission Meets In Richmond

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

Commission Approves 15 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Tuesday, January 8th to give final approval for 15 funding requests. The 15 requests total more than $2.45 million and will support projects across Southern and Southwest Virginia. The total funds to be disbursed break down as follows: $236,250 for regional economic development and $2,226,118 for AgriBusiness projects.

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12/20/18 McAirlaid’s Inc., To Expand Manufacturing Facility In Franklin County

25 NEW JOBS COMING TO FRANKLIN COUNTY

McAirlaid’s, Inc., to Expand Manufacturing Facility

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that McAirlaid’s, Inc., will expand their manufacturing facility in Franklin County. The project is expected to create 25 new jobs and $7.8 million in capital investment. McAirlaid’s currently has 128 employees at its Franklin County location. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $60,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant as well as a $60,000 loan.

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12/20/18 PRA Group Inc., To Establish New Call Center In Danville

500 NEW JOBS COMING TO DANVILLE

PRA Group, Inc. To Establish New Call Center

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that PRA Group, Inc. will establish a new call center in Danville. The project is expected to create 500 new jobs and includes $15.1 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Commission is supporting this project with a $1,665,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant as well as a $1,665,000 loan.

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12/19/18 YakAttack, LLC To Expand Manufacturing Facility In Prince Edward

34 NEW JOBS COMING TO PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

YakAttack, LLC to Expand Manufacturing Facility

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that YakAttack, LLC will relocate and expand their production facility in Prince Edward County. The expansion is expected to create 34 new jobs. The new Prince Edward County facility will cover 66,000 square feet and result in increased production. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is assisting this project with an $110,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

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