Recent News

New Furniture Manufacturing Operation to Bring Nearly 200 Jobs to Pittsylvania County

October 26, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Ison Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., a North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer, will invest $3.5 million to acquire and renovate the recently closed A.C. Furniture Company, Inc.

Silk City Printing to Relocate to Fluvanna County, Creating 93 New Jobs

October 20, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Silk City Printing, LLC will relocate its corporate headquarters from Paterson, New Jersey, investing $5.7 million to establish a new silkscreened apparel production operation in the former…

Manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment to Expand, Creating 180 New Jobs in Virginia Beach

October 8, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Premium-PPE, a manufacturer of AmeriShield branded masks and personal protective equipment, will invest $5.3 million to expand its operation in the City of Virginia Beach.

Plasser American to Expand in Chesapeake, Creating 98 New Jobs

October 7, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Plasser American Corporation, a manufacturer of railway construction and maintenance equipment, will invest $52.6 million to expand in the City of Chesapeake.

Danish Manufacturer Rose Holm to Establish First U.S. Operation in Henrico County

October 7, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Danish company Rose Holm, a leading manufacturer of threaded bolts for the food and beverage, wind power, and heat exchange industries in Northern Europe, will invest $1.35 million to…

Mount-It! to Locate First East Coast Operation in Prince George County, Creating 85 New Jobs

October 1, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Mount-It!, a leading distributor of more than 500 types of mounting solutions, will invest $7.45 million to establish its first East Coast warehouse and distribution facility in the former…

Virginia Economic Review

Each issue of Virginia Economic Review will provide an insider look at Virginia’s economy, its diverse array of world-class companies, its amazing talent, and its stunning natural beauty, as well as insights from national thought leaders.

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Third Quarter 2020

This issue highlights Virginia’s place at the forefront of the aerospace, aviation, and unmanned systems industries.

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Second Quarter 2020

This special feature issue highlights permanent changes that may occur across various sectors of American life as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Case Studies

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The Hershey Company Produces Sweet Success in Virginia

Hershey currently employs more than 1,000 people in the Commonwealth, with the majority located at its Stuarts Draft manufacturing facility. The plant plays a critical role in the company’s growth and the production and delivery of its products to global consumers, so when Hershey began its site selection process, of course Virginia was in the running.

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Strong as STIHL in Virginia Since 1974

The Stihl family decided to open a manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach in 1974. For over 45 years, STIHL has been an invaluable corporate partner in the Commonwealth.

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