8/10/17 Trina Health Announces Opening Of New Treatment Center

TRINA HEALTH OF POUNDING MILL, LLC. ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW TREATMENT CENTER IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

Company Plans to Create 21 Full Time Jobs

Richmond, VA – Trina Health of Pounding Mill, LLC held an announcement ceremony for their new facility in Tazewell County today. Trina Health will offer “artificial pancreas treatment” at the facility for patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes. The treatment has proven effective at reducing or preventing common comorbidities associated with diabetes such as non-healing wounds,

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7/26/17 JennChem, LLC to Open Manufacturing Facility

40 NEW JOBS COMING TO RUSSELL COUNTY

JennChem, LLC to Open Manufacturing Facility

Richmond, VA – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that JennChem, LLC, an affiliate of the JENNMAR family of companies will open a new manufacturing facility in Russell County. The facility will produce heavy duty conveyor systems used in multiple industries including mining, construction, aviation and automotive. In addition to the creation of 40 new jobs the project will include $5 million in capital investment.

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7/19/17 SVHEC Welding Program Grad Goes From Student to Instructor

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER WELDING PROGRAM GRAD GOES FROM STUDENT TO INSTRUCTOR

Tara Bailey Sees a Bright Future Ahead With Her Newly Acquired Skills

Richmond, VA – The SVHEC welding program has been a great success since its inception in 2014. Students who complete the program gain National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification, a credential recognized by employers across the country. It’s this ability to take the skills learned at SVHEC anywhere that,

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6/21/17 Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Launches New Website

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Richmond, VA – The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission launched their new website today, www.revitalizeva.org. The new website is designed to give visitors easy access to information as well as a better understanding of the mission and functions of the Commission. The site features a clean and uncluttered design that will greatly increase ease of use allowing users to easily find the information they are looking for.

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September Meetings

Save the dates:  9/19/17 & 9/20/17

The Commission will be holding its September meetings in Galax City. We will be meeting at The Crossroads Institute (1117 East Stuart Drive) and staying at the Hampton Inn (205 Cranberry Road) in Galax. Exact meetings, times and reception location tbd.

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6/15/17 SOVA Innovation Center For TV White Space Broadband Development Officially Launched In Bedford

SOVA INNOVATION CENTER FOR TV WHITE SPACE BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED IN BEDFORD

Center Follows Successful Launch of TV White Space Network in Charlotte and Halifax Counties

Bedford, VA – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. and Adaptrum officially launched the SOVA Innovation Center for TV White Space Broadband Development today in Bedford County. The center will support research and development of TV White Space technology to provide affordable broadband service in Virginia and other unserved areas.

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5/30/17 Eastman Chemical Company Expanding In Henry County

EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY EXPANDING IN HENRY COUNTY

Expansion Will Result in 15 New Jobs

Richmond, VA – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Eastman Chemical Company will expand its Henry County operation. The Company will make an $11.7 million dollar investment to add a new production line for its Performance Films business. This project will also lead to the creation of 15 new jobs.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission supported this project with an $110,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant.

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5/23/17 The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. With Microsoft Set To Expand Internet Access To Thousands Of Students In Rural Virginia

THE MID-ATLANTIC BROADBAND COMMUNITIES CORP. WITH MICROSOFT SET TO EXPAND INTERNET ACCESS TO THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS IN RURAL VIRGINIA

‘Homework Network’ Will Bring Wi-Fi Access to Students in Charlotte and Halifax Counties

Richmond, VA – The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. on Tuesday announced with Microsoft Corp. the largest ‘TV White Space’ project in North America. This ‘Homework Network’ will allow thousands of students in Charlotte and Halifax to access high speed Wi-Fi at no cost.

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5/18/17 Tobacco Commission Meets In Appomattox

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN APPOMATTOX

Commission Approves 19 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia

Appomattox, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th of May to give final approval for 19 funding requests. The 19 requests total more than $7.6 million dollars and will support projects in areas such as agribusiness, education, research and development, special projects and general economic development.

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5/1/17 KYOCERA SGS Tech Hub, LLC Breaks Ground On New Facility

Developing a Diverse Economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia

KYOCERA SGS TECH HUB, LLC BREAKS GROUND ON NEW FACILITY

Project Will Bring 35 New Jobs

Richmond, VA – A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Kyocera SGS Tech Hub LLC’s new 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in the Danville-Pittsylvania Cyber Park. The project includes $9.5 million in capital investment and will bring 35 new jobs at an average salary of $65,000.

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