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Patrick County Welcomes Newest Regional Asset – Fab Lab

Patrick County Welcomes Newest Regional Asset – Fab Lab

Patrick & Henry Community College welcomes a new regional asset, beginning in August classes will be offered at their new Fab Lab. Stocked with tools such as: Universal laser cutter 3-D printers Shopbot CNC router Vinyl Cutter Instruction will include opportunities for both family projects, and more in-depth education. Entrepreneurs and...

Patrick County Business Development Center

Patrick County Business Development Center

Exciting developments continue to come out of Patrick County as economic developers and supporting agencies prepare to renovate space to institute a first-of-its-kind business development center. Providing resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses and driving the renaissance of Uptown Stuart; the business development center is expected to...

Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces AeroFarms Expansion Creating 66 New Jobs

Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces AeroFarms Expansion Creating 66 New Jobs

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and world leader in indoor vertical farming, will create sixty-six additional new jobs and increase production of freshly-grown leafy greens as part of a major operational expansion of its new vertical farm in Pittsylvania County. This farm, a 138,670...

SOVA Task Force hosts series of webinars highlighting workforce solutions from local agencies and service providers to address some of the resulting workforce problems after impact of COVID-19

Workforce Solutions Beginning May 3 and continuing on a weekly basis until the end of the month, the SOVA Task Force is presenting a series of webinars in which panelist from a broad array or agencies and organizations will share contact information and resources around emerging workforce problems resulting from the impacts of COVID-19. See the...

Danville Community College and Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce awarded $850,000 cybersecurity grant from the Department of Labor

Danville Community College and Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce awarded $850,000 cybersecurity grant from the Department of Labor

Danville Community College’s (DCC) Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has been awarded an $850,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor to create the DCC Cybersecurity Short-term Training Initiative, the College today announced. In earning this grant from the Federal government, the College will develop a virtual program, certified by...

ODU Launches Virginia’s First Four-Year Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree

ODU Launches Virginia’s First Four-Year Manufacturing Engineering Technology Degree

The new program will be offered on Old Dominion University’s Norfolk campus and at a satellite campus based at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville Old Dominion University (ODU) will launch Virginia’s first four-year degree in manufacturing engineering technology (MfgET) at its Norfolk campus, as well as a satellite campus...