Southern Virginia ended 2019 with some of the largest investments the region has seen in recent years and strong economic momentum — a far cry from 15 to 20 years ago when the area experienced downfalls in employment and capital investment after the textiles industry moved operations outside the country. Last July, the positive energy
Danville and Pittsylvania land van manufacturer
Football isn’t the only occupation in which a wild, slim-chance pass can deliver a win. Last fall, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Danville and Pittsylvania County officials launched a Hail Mary economic pitch that landed a $57.89 million expansion project from Michigan-based van manufacturer Morgan Olson LLC. Morgan Olson is establishing a walk-in step
Greensville project is eighth collaboration in Va. and N.C.
Dominion Energy Inc. will build a solar facility in Greensville County — its eighth facility to be dedicated to Facebook Inc., the company announced Thursday. The Virginia State Corporation Commission approved the 100-megawatt project, Sadler Solar, on Jan. 22, and the facility is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Dominion will
The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, launched last fall by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, is set to begin its first big project in March, training an estimated 703 people to work at Morgan Olson LLC’s new plant in the Danville area at no cost to the employer. Many will train in classrooms and the welding
Arlington and Amazon will purchase power from Dominion solar farm in Pittsylvania County
Arlington County and Amazon.com Inc. have entered into agreements with Richmond-based Dominion Energy Inc. to purchase power for local government operations and Amazon’s HQ2 East Coast headquarters from a solar farm more than 200 miles away in Southern Virginia. The Arlington County Board voted Tuesday to approve the agreement with Dominion to procure power from
If you thought simulators were just for pilots and astronauts, think again. Nursing students at Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) can now train on complex, real-life patient-care scenarios inside the Clinical Simulation Lab for Nursing Education at Sovah Health’s Martinsville campus. The Sim Lab, which opens this month, features sophisticated, high-tech “patient simulators” that respond
Five proposed casinos, sports wagering and online casino gaming would directly create about 7,600 jobs, according to projections released in late November by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. However, the five casinos combined would generate $367 million in net annual state tax revenue — less than the Virginia Lottery, which produced $606 million
The project will generate enough energy to supply 59,000 homes with electricity.
Two five-megawatt AC solar power plants are being built in Danville and will support 125 jobs in Virginia, the city announced today. The two solar projects — Irish Road Solar and Whitmell Solar — will span 100 acres and will generate an estimated 23,886,000 kilowatt-hours annually — enough energy to supply energy to 59,000 homes
Service will launch in spring 2020, state says.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will launch two new Virginia Breeze intercity bus service routes connecting Danville to Washington, D.C., and Martinsville to Richmond in spring 2020, the department announced Tuesday. The 2-year-old Virginia Breeze, funded by the federal Rural Transit Assistance 5311 Program and ticket sales, currently runs from Blacksburg to
The utility awarded grants to nine Virginia organizations.
Appalachian Power awarded a total of $57,500 to nine Virginia organizations through the energy company’s Economic Development Growth Enhancement (EDGE) program, the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) announced Friday. SVRA was awarded $16,500 for marketing materials and videos of the southern region and regional mega-sites. “We are thankful for the support that Appalachian Power provides