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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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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5/18/23 TOBACCO COMMISSION MEETS IN ABINGDON

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN ABINGDONAPPROVED PROJECTS CONTINUE THE COMMISSION’S SUPPORT OF EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Abingdon, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, May 18th, in Abingdon. The Commission approved 11 funding requests for education programs that will support workforce development efforts across Southern and Southwest Virginia. With its 2021-2022 Workforce Financial Aid awards the Commission supported programs that helped 1,268 students gain valuable education and credentials in high demand fields.

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3/16/23 FUNDING AVAILABLE TO INCREASE CRITICAL MEAT PROCESSING CAPACITY; KEEP FAMILY FARMS IN BUSINESS

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO INCREASE CRITICAL MEAT PROCESSING CAPACITY; KEEP FAMILY FARMS IN BUSINESSTOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION HOLDS SPECIAL FUNDING ROUND AIMED AT INCREASING MEAT PROCESSING CAPACITY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Abingdon, VA – The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is currently accepting applications for a special funding round aimed at increasing the number of meat processing facilities in Southwest Virginia.

This funding from the Commission seeks to meet the needs of local producers who have made it clear that adequate meat processing capacity does not exist in the region.

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1/5/23 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

APPROVED PROJECTS WILL HELP ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES AND GENERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE AGRICULTURE AND TOURISM SECTORS.

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, January 5th, in Richmond to approve projects that will generate economic growth in the agriculture and tourism sectors as well as help attract new businesses to Southern and Southwest Virginia. The Commission approved 29 funding requests in addition to various extensions and other business including welcoming Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade and new Tobacco Commission Acting Executive Director,

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10/5/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN SOUTH BOSTON

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN SOUTH BOSTONAPPROVED PROJECTS WILL EXPAND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND BROADBAND ACCESS FOR RURAL VIRGINIANS

South Boston, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Wednesday, October 5th, at the Berry Hill Conference Center to approve projects that will expand educational opportunities and broadband access in Southern and Southwest Virginia. The Commission approved 11 funding requests in addition to various extensions and other business including selecting Senator Frank Ruff to serve as Chair.

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5/12/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BRISTOL

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BRISTOLGRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS WILL HELP LOCALITIES ATTRACT AND GROW BUSINESSES, ASSIST LOCAL FARMERS AND GROW VIRGINIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

Bristol, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Thursday, May 12th, at the Bristol Sessions Hotel to approve projects that will help localities attract and grow businesses, assist local farmers and grow Virginia’s tourism industry. The Commission serves 40 localities in southern and southwest Virginia.

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1/7/22 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN RICHMOND

GRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS WILL CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FARMERS AND HELP LOCALITIES ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Friday, January 7th, at the Richmond Marriott to approve projects that promise to create new opportunities for farmers, increase the ability of localities to attract new businesses, support entrepreneurs as they seek to start a business and attract valuable tourism dollars to the region.

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9/24/21 TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BEDFORD

TOBACCO REGION REVITALIZATION COMMISSION MEETS IN BEDFORD

GRANT AND LOAN PROJECTS SUPPORT EFFORTS TO INCREASE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS, IMPROVE PROFITABILITY FOR FARMERS AND CREATE JOBS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

BEDFORD, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission met on Wednesday, September 22nd, at Peaks of Otter Lodge in Bedford County to approve projects that promise to create nearly 1,500 jobs, support many new and expanded workforce training programs,

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