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Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study

GO Virginia Funding


Strategic Framework


Strategic Framework

Value-Added Food Manufacturing

This project proposes to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of a certified, commercial, shared-use Agricultural Enterprise Center located in the central Shenandoah Valley.

The study will define what components of the Center will be the most successful and beneficial to the region, and what resources will be needed to develop the facility. The result of this project is envisioned as a facility that will provide long-term scale-up food manufacturing opportunities to new and existing businesses.

Initial uses and services considered include:

Testing and product manufacturing kitchen
Training space for smart-ag classes and seminars
Event space
Packaging and distribution operations
Business planning and marketing resources
Food safety procedures

Project Participants:

  • Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
  • Bath County
  • Highland County
  • Rockingham County
  • Shenandoah County
  • Rockbridge County
  • Augusta County
  • City of Staunton
  • City of Harrisonburg
  • City of Waynesboro

Study to be completed May 2021

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