5/22/18 Tobacco Commission Meets In Farmville

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN FARMVILLE

Commission Approves 27 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Tuesday, May 22nd to give final approval for 27 funding requests. The 27 requests total more than $6 million and will support projects across Southern and Southwest Virginia. The total funds to be disbursed break down as follows: $2.8 million for workforce development,

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4/17/18 Crenshaw Lighting Expanding In Floyd County

CRENSHAW LIGHTING EXPANDING IN FLOYD COUNTY

Project Set to Create 56 New Jobs

Floyd, VA – It was announced today that Crenshaw Lighting will expand their operation in Floyd County. The expansion will create 56 new jobs for a total of 120 employed by Crenshaw in Floyd. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $100,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF) grant as well as a $50,000 TROF loan to assist with this project.

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4/9/18 Mohawk Industries Expanding In Carroll County

MOHAWK INDUSTRIES EXPANDING IN CARROLL COUNTY

Project to Include Multi-Million Investment and Preserve Local Jobs

Carroll County, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Mohawk Industries will expand its manufacturing operation in Carroll County. The project will preserve existing jobs and add several new positions. Mohawk plans to invest in new equipment as part of the expansion. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $95,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant to assist with this project.

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3/19/18 Richlands Creamery To Create 17 Jobs In Dinwiddie County

RICHLANDS CREAMERY, LLC IN DINWIDDIE COUNTY

Project to Include $1.7 Million Investment and 17 New Jobs

Dinwiddie County, VA – Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Richlands Creamery, LLC will create 17 new jobs and invest $1,700,000 in Dinwiddie County to create a new commercial creamery. As part of this project, Richlands Creamery, LLC commits to purchasing over $959,071, 100% of its agricultural inputs from Virginia farmers. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $40,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant to assist with this project.

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3/15/18 KMR Aviation Expanding In Bedford County

12 NEW JOBS COMING TO BEDFORD COUNTY

KMR Aviation Set to Expand

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that KMR Aviation Services Inc. will expand in Bedford County. KMR will invest $1 million to purchase a 7,200 square foot facility they currently lease and add a new repair facility. The project will create 12 new jobs. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is supporting this project with a $35,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

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3/12/18 Tobacco Commission Approves Funding Requests For Broadband Expansion

TOBACCO COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

Commission Approves 9 Funding Requests for Broadband Expansion Projects

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, March 8th to review proposals to extend broadband service. The Commission approved 9 funding requests for broadband expansion projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia, totaling more than $11 million in new spending. The projects approved at this meeting will result in broadband becoming available for more than 31,000 homes and businesses and Tobacco Commission investment will be matched by more than $16 million in additional funds.

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3/8/18 England Furniture to Establish Manufacturing Operation

79 NEW JOBS COMING TO LEE COUNTY

England Furniture to Establish Manufacturing Operation

Lee County, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that England Furniture will establish a manufacturing operation in Lee County. The facility will be located at the Lee County Industrial Building and will cover 32,000 square feet. This project will create 79 new jobs. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $135,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant for this project.

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3/6/18 Panaceutics to Establish Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operation in Pittsylvania County

70 NEW JOBS COMING TO PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY

Panaceutics to Establish Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Operation

Pittsylvania County, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Panaceutics will establish a pharmaceutical manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County. The project will create 70 new jobs and result in $5.8 million in capital investment. The facility will be located at the Cane Creek Centre Industrial Park.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved a $405,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant for this project.

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2/27/18 Innovairre Communications, LLC Expanding In Bedford

12 NEW JOBS COMING TO BEDFORD COUNTY

Innovairre Communications, LLC Expanding in Bedford

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Innovairre Communications, LLC will expand their operation in Bedford County. The expansion will create 12 new jobs and 72 existing employees will be retrained to utilize the new digital printing technology Innovairre will use to produce direct mail fundraising materials for the nonprofit sector. The expansion will also result in $4.85 million in capital investment for the new printing equipment.

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2/20/18 ValleyStar Credit Union To Build Administrative Campus At Summit View Business Park

10 NEW JOBS COMING TO FRANKLIN COUNTY

ValleyStar Credit Union to Build Administrative Campus at Summit View Business Park

Richmond, VA – ValleyStar Credit Union will invest $5.25 million to build a new administrative campus in Franklin County. The project will result in 10 new, high-paying, jobs with 32 total employees working at the new facility. ValleyStar will be the first business to locate at Summit View Business Park.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission awarded a $40,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant to assist with this project.

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