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Governor Northam Announces Over $4.9 Million in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

Funding to expand health care, spur economic development, improve infrastructure, and create jobs for the Appalachian Region.  Press Release here.



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Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at CIT Forms Board of Advisors to Support Local Initiatives, Forward Industry Expansion

Herndon, VA, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Virginia Unmanned Systems Center (VUS) at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), which serves as the primary information resource and growth catalyst for unmanned systems (UMS) in Virginia, has established a Board of Advisors to support rapid market expansion. The 24-member advisory board brings together expertise and leadership from across the Commonwealth to guide strategies and priorities within the four domains of the unmanned systems market: land, sea, air, and space.  Full press release here.


VIDA is an 8:1 savers program where a person or family within the low to moderate low income guidelines can save $500 and receive $4000 towards business startup or the purchase of their 1st home.

Please contact Kelly Robertson Turner at 540.283.7062 for any questions!!


An Airbnb Workshop was recently held on the DSLCC campus with Sandy Ratliff of Virginia Community Capital.  You can view that video here.


The Nuts and Bolts of Small Business Workshop was filmed at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and hosted by the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation. Virginia Community Capital lead the conversation with guests from Sonabank, Small Business Administration, The Advancement Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.  Video Here.


SEE LOCAL JOB LISTINGS HERE

ALSO THERE IS A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE JOB LISTINGS HERE


Visit our Drone Technology page and see some local videos of the Alleghany Highlands!!

Governor Northam Announces WestRock to Upgrade Covington and Alleghany County Operations
COVINGTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, will invest $248.4 million in its manufacturing operations in the City of Covington and Alleghany County over a five-year period. These investments will be used to purchase new equipment designed to improve productivity at the paper mill and extruding facility, as well as to increase employee training.  Full release here.


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.

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.

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Welcome to the Alleghany Highlands! Start your move right here. We have the information about taxes, schools, utilities, local resources and more.
This section is divided into two sections: one for businesses and one for families to help whether you’re looking for a new corporate address, or the perfect home.
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Glen Haven Farm

By: Terri McClung This is the ninth in the series of interviews conducted by the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation about small business entrepreneurship in our area. The Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation offers entrepreneurial services, one-on-one business planning assistance, training, mentoring and operational assistance to existing local small businesses and startups. We are located on […]

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Virginia’s Largest Business Competition – Mentors Wanted – Entrepreneurs Wanted

The Advancement Foundation in partnership with The Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation is seeking entrepreneurs of all ages and experience who want to start or expand a business.  We are particularly  interested in entrepreneurs  who will become part of our efforts to create a critical mass of interconnected businesses that will maximize success through tourism […]

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