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Housing Summit 2023

The 2023 Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit served as a dynamic platform for six thriving localities to showcase the latest breakthroughs in residential housing development. The primary objective of the summit was to inspire the development of fresh residential housing projects. By uniting experts from diverse sectors, our aim was to...

Betting on Success

Betting on Success

Article by: Virginia Business | Written by: Elizabeth Cooper Thousands of new jobs are flowing into Southern Virginia as Caesars Virginia prepares to open its permanent casino resort next year, and industries move into the region or expand. Meanwhile, local economic developers have been pitching the vacant 3,500-acre Southern Virginia Megasite at...

Developer proposes 600-acre mixed-use residential project in Pittsylvania County

Developer proposes 600-acre mixed-use residential project in Pittsylvania County

Article from Cardinal News | Written By: Grace Mamon  An investment group wants to bring 1,900 new residential units to 600 acres of southwestern Pittsylvania County in a master-planned community that would be a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, apartments and senior living.  If approved, the project by Southside Investing LLC...

Clean energy companies could get tax credits for coming to Southside Virginia megasite

Clean energy companies could get tax credits for coming to Southside Virginia megasite

Companies making clean energy products could get federal tax credits for bringing an industry to the Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill. The 3,500-acre mega park in southwestern Pittsylvania County sits in a census tract adjacent to another area in Rockingham County, North Carolina, that has experienced job losses in a fossil-fuel-related...

Southern Virginia Increases Virginia’s Inventory of Shovel-Ready Sites

Southern Virginia Increases Virginia’s Inventory of Shovel-Ready Sites

The Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) is pleased to join localities of Halifax, Patrick and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville in announcing twenty-one sites that will move from Tier-Two to Tier-Four sites (signifying shovel-ready sites) in the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP) and eight sites that will move from...

Danville Wins Prestigious Main Street Award

Danville Wins Prestigious Main Street Award

News release by the River District Association Main Street America announced today that River District Association (RDA) in Danville has received the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization. The 2023 GAMSA designations,...