Nine regional projects will receive a combined $5.8 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) funding, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The grants, which were approved by the Go Virginia Board and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, will support regional economic development and workforce development initiatives and encourage collaboration among local
New Jersey-based AeroFarms is investing $42 million in the project.
New Jersey-based AeroFarms is investing $42 million to construct a 150,000 indoor vertical farm in Cane Creek Centre, a joint industrial park for Danville and Pittsylvania County. The facility will create 92 jobs. AeroFarms employs a proprietary growing technology to produce leafy greens through aeroponics, a process in which plants are grown outside soil on
Supermarket chain plans to invest $175 million in project.
Wegmans Food Markets plans to build a $175 million regional distribution center in Hanover County, creating 700 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The campus, which will be located along Sliding Hill and Ashcake Roads off Interstate 95 in Ashland, will expand the grocer’s distribution network on the East Coast. Operations will start in 2022
The college partnered with Amazon Web Services and Sumitomo Electric on the event.
Danville Community College hosted a fusion splicing training and networking event on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave for approximately 30 people, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. Fusion splicing is the joining of two optical fibers to create a continuous light path, carrying data to phones, internet
Alex Iams had served as interim director of Arlington Economic Development since August.
Longtime Northern Virginia economic development professional Alex Iams has been selected as executive vice president of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), the agency’s president and CEO Victor Hoskins announced Monday. Iams was part of the team that worked under Hoskins at Arlington Economic Development to help secure Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 East Coast headquarters.
The parcel contains four mostly vacant buildings and three industrial lots.
A nearly 11-acre parcel in Fredericksburg’s Battlefield Industrial Park has sold for $3.8 million to Fairfax County-based Andrew and Andrew RE Investment, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced Thursday. Located at the intersection of Tyler Street and Central Road, the parcel consists of four mostly vacant office and industrial buildings comprising 75,000 square feet and three
The online car retailer's center will create an estimated 400 jobs.
Tempe, Arizona-based Carvana Co., an e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, will be investing $25 million to establish a vehicle inspection and reconditioning facility that will create an estimated 400 jobs in Chesterfield County, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. “Carvana is a fast-growing national company, and we are proud that it has chosen
Areas identified as investment-worthy include autonomous systems; space and satellites; cybersecurity; and data science and analytics.
The Virginia Research Investment Committee has approved the State Council of Higher Education’s Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap, which spells out research areas that will yield the greatest impacts from state investment in economic development with state investment for the next three years, SCHEV announced Wednesday. The report identifies these research areas as worthy
Audit says state body doesn’t meet grant-monitoring requirements.
The facility will create 25 jobs.