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DANVILLE NAMED A 2024 ALL-AMERICA CITY

DANVILLE NAMED A 2024 ALL-AMERICA CITY

Danville was awarded on Sunday night the prestigious 2024 All-America City designation by the National Civic League. The city is one of only 10 communities nationwide to receive this designation, which is awarded annually to recognize communities that are best tackling critical challenges. The announcement came at the 75th annual All-America City...

Specialty Packaging Manufacturer to Expand Operation in Virginia

News release from the Office of the Governor Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that EPL America, LLC, a global specialty packaging manufacturer, is investing $37.4 million to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Danville. The company intends to invest in building upgrades at its current 200,000-square-foot facility and add new...

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance Releases 2024 Wage and Benefits Survey

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance Releases 2024 Wage and Benefits Survey

On March 8, 2024, the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance released their 2024 Wage and Benefits Survey. The data collected from this survey will provide valuable insight into the current compensation and benefits trends within the region. Regional economic developers and chambers encourage every organization to have their human resource expert...

Amthor International Breaks Ground on New Facility, Creates 75 New Jobs

Amthor International Breaks Ground on New Facility, Creates 75 New Jobs

Amthor International was joined today by Pittsylvania County officials and community leaders to celebrate the start of construction on its new 33,000 square foot facility in the Gretna Industrial Park.This new plant is part of Amthor’s $30 million capital plan, representing more than $4 million in investments and the addition of 75 new jobs with...

JTI LEAF SERVICES EXPANDING OPERATIONS

JTI Leaf Services, located in Danville, VA, is growing its organizational footprint and undergoing a multi-million-dollar expansion over the next twelve months. “Our latest expansion is part of JTI’s long-term commitment to both Danville and the region, and we’re looking for skilled workers, proven managers, and many more professional and...

Leaders announce completion of shell building in the Cyber Park

Leaders announce completion of shell building in the Cyber Park

Danville and Pittsylvania County leaders celebrated the completion of a newly constructed shell building, located in the Cyber Park, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 11. The completion of this shell building, located at 120 Slayton Avenue, signifies the first construction partnership between the Industrial Development Authority...

Pentagon awards $12.7M to IperionX for expansion of South Boston plant

IperionX has received a $12.7 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Defense to expand its titanium recycling demonstration plant in South Boston, a step toward bolstering the nation’s supply chain for the defense industry. The federal award will allow IperionX to produce 125 metric tons of titanium powder annually, according to an Oct....

4000+ Students Connect With Employers at 10th Career Choice Youth Expo

The 2023 Career ChoICE Youth Expo events – hosted at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham and Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville – allowed 4,027 middle and high students to connect with employers and learn about career pathways and employment opportunities in their region. Over its 10-year history, 36,710 students have participated,...