Please visit The Alleghany Highlands Artisans Shops. By making purchases through this site, you are supporting entrepreneurs whose hand-made products reflect the talent and innovation native to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. This webstore is part of the VISION 2025 Initiative – a community-based economic revitalization effort seeking to better local economic opportunities in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia through combining local leadership, local assets, focused activities and targeted marketing. The webstore is one of those focused activities. Through it, community volunteers are creating a bridge to markets outside the specific region as well as an opportunity for the thousands of visitors to the region to purchase additional souvenirs from their trips.
FREE Workshop on Greening Your Business – October 23, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm, DSLCC’s Warren Hall Room 424. Register here.
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Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $196,000 in funding for five collaborative efforts in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities (BCC) program. The program promotes regional economic collaboration in economically distressed areas that stimulate job creation and economic development and provide a significant return on state investment. The five selected projects focus on the specific needs of their regions by facilitating significant involvement from the private sector, economic development agencies, community organizations, educational institutions, nonprofits, local leaders, and governmental officials. Full release here.
BEE funds are intended to leverage local and private resources that will result in business development, job creation, and the growth of new, innovative programs to encourage entrepreneurship in Virginia. The implementation grants are awards up to $40,000 for projects that expand coverage for small business support services or implement innovative ideas that have been funded previously and field tested through the BEE planning grant program. Planning grants are awards of up to $15,000 to research, develop, and plan for a potential projects. Full release here.
The Alleghany Highlands is a natural choice for large companies, small businesses, individuals and families. We’re pro-business and family friendly. Good schools are an advantage for families with children and companies that want well-educated employees. Low taxes benefit everyone.