Virginia Beach wants to attract compatible development to Oceana

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Virginia Beach is starting an economic development campaign to try to protect Oceana Naval Air Station from unwanted development. The campaign will focus on attracting compatible businesses, such as warehouses and manufacturers. The federal government threatened to move the base during the BRAC process because of safety concerns for residential development around the base. (The Virginian-Pilot

The Danville Register & Bee says the city is becoming an example of “reverse globalization,” where energy prices are making outsourcing less profitable and the weak dollar is making production in the U.S. attractive. (Danville Register & Bee)

A Powhatan County-based company, Moslow Wood Products, manufactured keepsake boxes for the U.S. Olympics’ men and women’s basketball players. (Richmond Times-Dispatch

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