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Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission plan agriculture enterprise center for the Shenandoah Valley

June 28, 2021 STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - Through interviews, surveys and other analyses, the Central Shenandoah Planning Commission and a Chicago based consultant company determined the Shenandoah Valley could benefit…

Study Recommends Community Ag Facility In Rockingham Or Augusta

June 24, 2021 Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission staff are working on a new agricultural center planned for Rockingham or Augusta County based on the results of a recently completed…

Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART) Launches a Free, Mobile Savings Pass to Support Small Businesses

March 1, 2021 Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART), the regional tourism organization for Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro is launching the SAW Savings Pass, a new program that aims to…

Common Grain Alliance Receives GO Virginia Grant to Fund New Agricultural Supply Chain Project

March 23, 2021 SHENANDOAH VALLEY - Virginia’s agricultural producers and small farmers have experienced distribution and supply chain challenges since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some producers have been…

GO Virginia Grants Shenandoah Valley Partnership Funds for Site Enhancement

March 18, 2021 SHENANDOAH VALLEY - The Virginia Initiative for Growth & Opportunity (GO Virginia) Board awarded the Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) $821,000 to improve six sites in GO Virginia…

Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturer to Locate in Harrisonburg

February 10, 2021 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Valley Guard Supply LLC will invest $1 million to establish a personal protective equipment manufacturing facility in the City of Harrisonburg.…

GO Virginia Approves Grant for Small Business Resiliency Teams SBDCs launch COVID-19 recovery initiative to promote economic stability, sustainability, and growth.

October 12, 2020 Harrisonburg, VA — The GO Virginia State board has approved an $81,813 grant proposal submitted by a regional partnership between Harrisonburg Economic Development, Frederick County Economic Development,…

Feasibility Study for shared-use Agricultural Enterprise Center in the Shenandoah Valley Begins

September 1, 2020 The Agricultural Enterprise Center Feasibility Study will determine if a certified, commercial, shared-use facility in the central Shenandoah Valley is possible, practical and viable. If brought to…

Greater Augusta Regional Tourism Receives $50,000 GO Virginia Grant

August 12, 2020 Greater Augusta Regional Tourism (GART), comprised of the Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro tourism offices, has been awarded a $50,000 grant through the GO Virginia Economic Resilience and…

Startup Shenandoah Valley Program Receives GO Virginia Grant

June 25, 2020 The GO Virginia Board has approved a grant request of nearly $629,000 to fund a business scale-up initiative called Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V). The proposal, developed by…

Farmers and researchers explain how JMU hemp studay will benefit Augusta County

February 14, 2020 A new study could help the future of farmers with research into the newly legalized hemp crop, but one major key county turned down the funding for it.…

GO Virginia State Board Awards Funding for Emil & Grace Shihadeh Innovation Center

March 18, 2019 WINCHESTER  – On March 12, 2019 the Growth and Opportunity Virginia State Board awarded approximately $500,000 to Winchester Public Schools (WPS) who will renovate the former John…

Staunton Innovation Hub sees potential for economic growth through mobile tech

December 27, 2018 Valley residents could soon pass a school bus equipped with laser cutters, 3D printers and virtual reality stations while cruising down I-81, if a local entrepreneurial group's…

GO Virginia Region 8 Awards Funding for Talent Solutions Strategy

December 17, 2018 Initiative will target filling middle and high-skill workforce gaps HARRISONBURG – The GO Virginia Region 8 Council has approved funding for the Shenandoah Valley Talent Solutions Strategy…

GO Virginia Region 8 Funds Cybersecurity Workforce Development Project

June 14, 2018 Initiative to spur regional growth in high-wage, high-demand cybersecurity industry HARRISONBURG – GO Virginia Region 8 announced today that funding for the public-private Cyber Security Workforce Development…

GO Virginia Region 8 Funded for Advanced Manufacturing Training Program

February 15, 2018 Initiative will provide infrastructure and training to fill critical workforce gap. HARRISONBURG — GO Virginia Region 8 announced today that funding for the Rockbridge Area Advanced Manufacturing…

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