Jumpstart Giles
Mar 17 2020

POSTPONED | Support for New & Expanding Business with Jumpstart Giles

Due to the ongoing, developing situation I’ve just heard that our Jumpstart Pitch Night will be postponed to a future date. As that information becomes available I will certainly share those details. Thank you for all your support and continued efforts for this program.  Support for New & Expanding Business with Jumpstart Giles   Giles County, VA- Giles County, Virginia is encouraging small...

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men in mud at Muddy ACCE Race
Nov 07 2019

NACo | Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future

Fork in the river challenges county’s economic future Article from NACo County News.  By Charlie Ban   Oct. 28, 2019 [caption id="attachment_26726" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Muddy ACCE Race participants help each other, and thanks to their entry fees, Giles County, Va. students. Photo by Alisa Moody for Giles County Tourism[/caption] Giles County, Va.’s defining characteristic is the New River, which flows for 37 miles through this part of...

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Will Jones headshot Mar 2019
Mar 04 2019

Introducing Will Jones

Will Jones is a recent Virginia Tech graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economic Management. He is interested in international and domestic economic development, particularly regarding rural areas, agriculture, and food security. In his free time, Will enjoys exploring local recreational opportunities, including hiking, cycling, climbing, and camping. After completing his studies at Virginia Tech in December 2018,...

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Conceptual rendering of possible improvements to the downtown in Narrows.
Jan 17 2018

Downtown Narrows | Grant Award & Recommendation

Downtown Narrows | Grant Award & Recommendation   The Town of Narrows is excited to receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Competitive Grant Award for Business District Revitalization in the amount of $699,346. This grant is the result of many months of planning and community input. A volunteer team of local citizens worked with the NRV Regional Commission to develop...

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$2.149 Million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.149 Million in Community Development Block Grants   RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2,149,346 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for four projects in Virginia. This funding will support projects that improve sewer infrastructure and foster economic development in localities across the Commonwealth.   “This program has long been providing funding for projects that improve the quality of life...

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Official Southwest Virginia Branding And Tourism Region Announced

Official Southwest Virginia Branding And Tourism Region Announced October 19, 2016 ABINGDON, VA – Yesterday, the efforts of many became a reality as the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation unveiled the new branding for Southwest Virginia. Delegate Terry G. Kilgore and Bill Shelton of the Department of Housing and Community Development spoke about the hard work that has been put in since 2003...

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