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Morgan Olson’s Virginia plant delivering jobs and step vans on time, as promised.

Morgan Olson’s Virginia plant delivering jobs and step vans on time, as promised.

Ringgold, VA – July 30, 2020- In October of 2019, Morgan Olson President & CEO Mike Ownbey publically shared, “Morgan Olson’s Ringgold, Virginia plant will be operational by June of 2020.” Morgan Olson took ownership of the building in March of 2020 and within four months, transformed the previous furniture manufacturing plant into a...

Bobe Named Danville Economic Development Director

City Manager Ken Larking announced today the selection of Corrie Teague Bobe as the director of economic development for the City of Danville. Bobe has served as interim director since the departure of Telly Tucker, who left in January to take a similar position in Arlington County. “Corrie has done an excellent job leading the department for the...

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, Pittsylvania County, and City of Danville Recognized With Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) By State Association

Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, Pittsylvania County, and City of Danville Recognized With Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) By State Association

The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) is pleased to announce it has awarded its 2020 Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA), recognizing a multi-faceted collaboration between Pittsylvania County, Danville, and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance, that resulted in a regional resurgence of new jobs and investments. The CEDA...

Staunton River Plastics, LLC to Create 200 Jobs in Town of Hurt and Pittsylvania County

Today members of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA) announced a local performance agreement they had reached with Staunton River Plastics Inc, a manufacturer which will bring 200 new jobs to Hurt.  The performance agreement, titled “Project Emotion,” will allow Staunton River Plastics to begin constructing a new...

Governor Northam Announces 92 New Jobs in Danville-Pittsylvania County

AeroFarms to build $42 million state-of-the art facility RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that AeroFarms® will invest $42 million to build their largest, most sophisticated indoor vertical farm to date in Cane Creek Centre, a joint industrial park for the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. AeroFarms uses...

Appalachian Power Awards Grant To SVRA To Market The Southern Virginia Region

DANVILLE, Va., November 19, 2019 – The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance was one of nine organizations in Virginia and West Virginia awarded funding by Appalachian Power’s Economic Development Growth Enhancement (EDGE) program. The program is part of Appalachian Power’s ongoing effort to promote local and regional programs that attract industry...