Parkway Brewing Co. to add 13 new jobs in Salem
Parkway Brewing Co. will create 13 new jobs and invest more than $750,000 to expand its craft brewery operation in Salem, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today. The brewery, which opened in 2013, will purchase 56 percent of its agricultural inputs from Virginia farmers.
“Investments like this create jobs, tourism opportunities, and new markets for Virginia’s farmers as craft breweries look to them to source hops, fruit, honey, and other agricultural products,” McAuliffe said in a statement.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with Salem and Parkway Brewing to secure this project for the commonwealth. McAuliffe approved a $150,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund, which Salem will match with local funds. Additional funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.