3/13/20 1901 Group to Establish Third Virginia Operation in Washington County, Create 150 New Jobs

150 NEW JOBS COMING TO WASHINGTON COUNTY
1901 Group to Establish Third Virginia Operation in Washington County

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that 1901 Group will establish its third Virginia operation in Washington County. In addition to the 150 jobs this project will create the project will also generate $1.15 million in capital investment. 1901 Group is a leading provider of innovative IT services and solutions in the public and private sector market.

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1/23/20 Tobacco Commission Launches Second Round Of Student Loan Repayment Talent Attraction Program

TOBACCO COMMISSION LAUNCHES SECOND ROUND OF STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT TALENT ATTRACTION PROGRAM (TAP)

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020

The purpose of the Talent Attraction Program (TAP) is to encourage recent graduates to live in the tobacco region and work in targeted, hard-to-fill occupations in the Tobacco Region by providing up to $12,000 annually in student loan repayment with a two-year commitment. Loan repayment awards may be renewed for another two years if eligible with a maximum award of $48,000.

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10/15/18 Empire Bakery Commissary Expanding In Franklin County

EMPIRE BAKERY COMMISSARY EXPANDING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Project Will Create 75 New Jobs

Richmond, VA – Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Empire Bakery Commissary, LLC will expand their Franklin County operation. The project will create 75 new jobs and includes $10.4 million in capital investment.

Senator Bill Stanley said, “It’s always great to see existing businesses expand and thrive in Southside Virginia. Empire has been a valuable partner for more than 20 years and I wish them the best as they expand their business and continue to create jobs in Franklin County.”

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

Developing a Diverse Economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia

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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3/6/17 Cancer Research and Resource Centers of Southern Virginia Provide Vital Access to Treatment and Educational Resources

Developing a Diverse Economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia

CANCER RESEARCH & RESOURCE CENTERS OF SOUTHERN VIRGINIA PROVIDE VITAL ACCESS TO TREATMENT AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Centers Recently Received a $458,532 Grant From the Tobacco Commission

Richmond, VA – Cancer Research & Resource Centers of Southern Virginia are outreach arms of VCU Massey Cancer Center. They work hard to improve the health of those living in Southern Virginia through innovative programs and access to top quality care.

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1/20/17 SoVA Vineyard Development and Expansion Project

Developing a Diverse Economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia

 

SoVA Vineyard Development and Expansion Project Will Support Virginia’s Wine Industry

Applications Currently Being Accepted

Richmond, VA – Virginia’s wine industry is booming, but rapid growth has brought on its share of problems. The number of wineries in Virginia has increased dramatically over the past decade yet vineyard expansion has not kept up with the pace.

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