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The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is a 28-member body created by the 1999 General Assembly. Its mission is the promotion of economic growth and development in formerly tobacco-dependent communities, using proceeds of the national tobacco settlement. To date, the Commission has created tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in Southern and Southwest Virginia.

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5/22/24 Tobacco Commission Meets in Lee/Wise Counties.

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN LEE AND WISE COUNTIES COMMISSION APPROVES 11 SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA PROJECTS, 8 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA PROJECTS AND 11 WORKFORCE FINANCIAL AID REQUESTSCOMMISSION APPOINTS THE HONORABLE FRANK RUFF AS CHAIRMAN AND DELEGATE WILL MOREFIELD AS VICE-CHAIR

Ewing, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission held its second of three scheduled meetings for the year on Wednesday, May 22nd, in Ewing with Committee meetings held the day prior in Wise. The Commission was hosted by Lincoln Memorial University at their DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center.

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1/17/24 Tobacco Commission Launches Energy Ingenuity Fund

TOBACCO COMMISSION LAUNCHES ENERGY INGENUITY FUND

UP TO $12 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR HIGH-IMPACT ENERGY PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

The new Energy Ingenuity Fund builds on the Commission’s 25 year track record of funding innovative economic development initiatives in Southern and Southwest Virginia. Just as early investments in broadband and site readiness are paying dividends for rural Virginia, this program’s energy sector investments are expected to create not just new jobs and investment in rural Virginia,

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1/9/24 Tobacco Commission Meets In Richmond

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

GOVERNOR YOUNGKIN JOINS COMMISSION IN HONORING THE SERVICE OF SENATOR FRANK RUFF

COMMISSION APPROVES NEW PROGRAMS FOR AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY, CREATES NEW LENDING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VIRGINIA SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING AUTHORITY

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission held its first of three scheduled meetings for the year on Tuesday, January 9th, in Richmond. The Commission approved 17 funding requests in support of a variety of organizations and initiatives across Southwest and Southern Virginia.

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10/12/23 TOBACCO COMMISSION MEETS IN BLACKSTONE

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BLACKSTONE

APPROVED PROJECTS CONTINUE THE COMMISSION’S SUPPORT OF AGRICULTURE, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, SITE PREPARATION AND MORE IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Blackstone, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission held its third and final meeting of the year on Thursday, October 12th, in Blackstone. The Commission approved 22 funding requests in support of a variety of organizations and initiatives across Southern and Southwest Virginia.

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