For the Record: Southern Virginia

December 2010

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Averett University and Danville Regional Medical Center have partnered on a program to move the hospital’s nursing program to the university and transform it to a four-year degree. Clinical training would be done at Danville Regional, while Averett would lead the educational component. (Danville Register & Bee)

HomeRecover HomeAid, a provider of personal nursing services based in Farmville, opened an office in Chatham, its eighth in Virginia.  (Danville Register & Bee)

Luna Innovations Inc., a Roanoke-based technology company, bought the building its Luna nanoWorks unit has been using in Danville since 2005. The converted tobacco warehouse was sold by the Industrial Development Authority of Danville for just under $70,000. (Danville Register & Bee)

CenturyLink, a provider of broadband Internet services headquartered in Monroe, La., will invest $1 million to provide DSL broadband service to residents in western Henry County and eastern Patrick County. (Martinsville Bulletin)

United States Green Energy, a producer of solar power systems, will move its manufacturing operations from Spotsylvania County to Pittsylvania County. The $30 million investment will create 372 jobs within three years. The company, which makes building systems such as roofing or siding, that contain photovoltaic cells, received $1.6 million for the project from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)



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