Dominion Energy Virginia and Prince George Electric Cooperative (PGEC) signed a memorandum of understanding that would bring high-speed internet to about 7,000 households in Surry County, Dominion announced Friday. This is the first time a utility and a cooperative have partnered to expand broadband access in Virginia, according to Dominion’s news release. The agreement would
Virginia has more than 200 craft breweries.
Richmond will play host to next year’s Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, Richmond Region Tourism announced Friday. The annual conference draws attendees from breweries, guilds, tour operators, marketing agencies and media from around the country. The 2021 conference will take place Feb. 23-25, 2021, at the Omni Richmond Hotel downtown. Richmond’s craft beer profile has
Majority of funding will benefit Lynchburg free clinic.
The Surgery Center of Lynchburg has allocated more than $1 million to the Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, money that will support more than 10 free clinics, the association announced Thursday in a news release. The majority of the funding will go to the Free Clinic of Central Virginia in downtown Lynchburg to
The building is located near Midlothian Turnpike and Courthouse Road.
The former headquarters of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has sold for $2.7 million to Trade Court Associates LLC, according to an announcement Thursday from Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based commercial real estate company Colliers International. The two-story, 31,825-square-foot building is located on Trade Court near Midlothian Turnpike and Courthouse Road in Chesterfield County. It
This will create 150 jobs, paying a minimum wage of $15/hour
Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. — which is building its $2.5 billion HQ2 East Coast headquarters in Arlington — will open a fulfillment center for its AmazonBasics line in Prince George County by the end of the year, creating 150 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The fulfillment center will open in the former 798,000-square-foot Ace Hardware
Moody’s designates it as a second-to-highest creditworthy entity.
Moody’s Investors Services upgraded the city of Richmond’s general obligation debt rating to Aa1, its second-to-highest creditworthiness rating, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced Tuesday. A city’s credit rating determines the amount that a locality may borrow for capital projects, including schools. The city has not received an upgrade since 2014. With this change in rating,
The Lynchburg-based company has nearly $4 billion in Navy work.
A subsidiary of Lynchburg-based nuclear fuel supplier BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT) was awarded approximately $1 billion in contracts from the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program for the manufacturing of naval nuclear reactor components, the company announced Monday, bringing the company’s naval nuclear propulsion contracts up to nearly $4 billion. BWXT Nuclear Operations Group Inc. will
Research could extend the life of lithium-ion batteries commonly used in smartphones and other devices
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers will receive a $2.5 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop long-lasting rechargeable batteries, the university announced Thursday. VCU researchers believe they can significantly extend battery life, drive down costs and reduce safety risks by redesigning materials found in lithium-ion batteries, which are commonly used to
Draper Aden Associates has six locations in Virginia.
Henrico County-based civil engineering firm Draper Aden Associates (DAA) promoted Sri Nathella as a principal at their Blacksburg location and Tyrus Clayton as a principal at their Raleigh, North Carolina, location, the company announced Tuesday. Nathella has 29 years of experience, 25 of which have been at DAA in environmental engineering and he leads the
Richmond City Council members follow through on promise to spike project.
Richmond City Council on Monday formally killed the $1.5 billion Navy Hill proposal, with seven of nine members voting to strike several elements of the plan from the council’s consent agenda. After the vote, council members passed a resolution that Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney start over with a request for proposals to develop the area