TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN FARMVILLE
Commission Approves 27 Funding Requests for Projects in Southern and Southwest Virginia
Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Tuesday, May 22nd to give final approval for 27 funding requests. The 27 requests total more than $6 million and will support projects across Southern and Southwest Virginia. The total funds to be disbursed break down as follows: $2.8 million for workforce development, $2.23 million for new education programs and facilities and nearly $1 million for business park development. The individual requests approved ranged in size from $24,841 to $975,039.
Tobacco Commission Chairman, Delegate Terry Kilgore said, “These projects show that a diverse range of opportunities exists in Southern and Southwest Virginia. I’m pleased that the Commission approved funding for these worthwhile projects and look forward to seeing them get underway.”
Tobacco Commission Executive Director, Evan Feinman added, “The Commission’s core responsibilities are job creation, increasing investment in the localities we serve, and helping to create a world-class workforce in our region. I am confident that these projects will help us meet those goals as we continue to position Southern and Southwest Virginia as great places to live and do business.”
The Tobacco Commission is committed to developing a diverse economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia. The funding requests approved over the two day meeting will continue to move the region toward that goal.
Developing a Diverse Economy in Southern and Southwest Virginia
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