4/28/17 Universal Companies Will Expand Distribution Operation

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30 JOBS COMING TO WASHINGTON COUNTY

Universal Companies Will Expand Distribution Operation

Richmond, VA – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Universal Companies will expand its distribution operation in Washington County. The expansion of their Abingdon facility will create 30 new jobs along with $1.5 million in capital investment. The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved $210,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds for this project and Governor McAuliffe approved a $90,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the County with the project.

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4/25/17 Applied Felts Announces Expansion In Henry County

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APPLIED FELTS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION IN HENRY COUNTY

Project Will Include $3 Million in Capital Investment and 15 New Jobs

Richmond, VA – Applied Felts announced today that they will significantly expand their production operation in Henry County. The $3 million expansion will include a 21,000 square foot addition to their facility at North Bowles Industrial Park as well as new equipment that will increase production capacity to meet increasing demand.

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4/19/17 DP Facilities Inc. Will Make $65 Million Capital Investment In Data Center

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40 NEW JOBS COMING TO WISE COUNTY

DP Facilities Inc. Will Make $65 Million Capital Investment in Data Center

Richmond, VA – DP Facilities Inc. announced today that they will construct a Mission Critical Tier III Data Center in Wise County. The project will result in $65 million in capital investment and is expected to create 40 jobs over the next three years.

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4/18/17 Boones Mill Cuts Ribbon On New Facility.

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BOONES MILL CUTS RIBBON ON NEW FACILITY

Renovated Factory Site Becomes Village Park at Boones Mill

Richmond, VA – The Town of Boones Mill held a ribbon cutting today to mark the completion of renovations on a 50,000 square foot industrial building, located at the 73 acre Village Park at Boones Mill site, to create a modern business facility.

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4/11/17 Tobacco Region Forgivable Student Loan Program Now Accepting Applications

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TOBACCO REGION FORGIVABLE STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Total Commission Support of Post-Secondary Tuition Costs Will Exceed $100 Million Mark

Richmond, VA – Applications are now being accepted for the Tobacco Region Forgivable Student Loan Program. Students who live within the Tobacco Commission footprint in Southern and Southwest Virginia are invited to apply. The application window opened on April 10th and will remain open through May 12th.

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3/29/17 Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Expands Access to Early Childhood Education

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VIRGINIA EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION EXPANDS ACCESS TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Smart Beginnings Program Seeing Success and Expansion

Richmond, VA – Early childhood education plays a vital role in ensuring that children have the best chance to reach their academic potential and contributes to the overall well-being of families and communities. The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) knows this and is working to expand access to early childhood education across Virginia through their Smart Beginnings initiative.

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3/24/17 ALDI Breaks Ground in Dinwiddie County

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MAJOR PROJECT BREAKS GROUND IN DINWIDDIE COUNTY

Will Bring 145 New Jobs

Richmond, VA – ALDI broke ground today on their new regional headquarters and distribution center in Dinwiddie County. The 500,000 square foot facility will result in 145 new jobs and capital investment of $57 million dollars.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission awarded a $680,000 Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund grant for the project.

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3/23/17 Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Berry Hill Industrial Park

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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HELD FOR BERRY HILL INDUSTRIAL PARK

Industrial Park is Largest in Virginia

Richmond, VA – A groundbreaking ceremony was held today in Danville, Virginia for the Berry Hill Industrial Park. The ceremony marks the official opening of the largest industrial park in Virginia at 3,700 acres. Berry Hill has seen major investment from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission dating back to 2008.

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3/22/17 Bassett Furniture Announces 22 New Jobs

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BASSETT FURNITURE ANNOUNCES 22 NEW JOBS

Will Expand Henry County Operation

Richmond, VA – Bassett Furniture announced today that due to increasing demand it will expand its Henry County operation with 22 new jobs and a $1.5 million investment in new equipment. Bassett currently operates 91 stores across the country with plans to have 95 stores open by the end of the year.

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3/9/17 Hotel Weyanoke to Bring Jobs and Investment to Farmville

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Hotel Weyanoke to Bring Jobs and Investment to Farmville

Project Expected to Create 76 Jobs and More Than $7 Million in Economic Impact

Richmond, VA– Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Hotel Weyanoke, slated to open in spring 2018, will create 76 new jobs and help bring more than $7 million annually in travel spending to the Farmville area.

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