Recent News

Shenandoah Valley Organic to Create 110 New Jobs in Harrisonburg

November 24, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Shenandoah Valley Organic (SVO), a family-owned organic chicken company, will establish a second 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in the City of Harrisonburg.

Dynamic Aviation to Create 207 New Jobs in Rockingham County

November 19, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dynamic Aviation, a leading provider of special-mission aviation solutions for government and commercial organizations worldwide, will invest $47.9 million to expand its operation in…

Klöckner Pentaplast to Expand Louisa and Wythe Operations with $68 Million Investment

November 17, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Klöckner Pentaplast Group (kp), a global leader in recycled content products and high-barrier protective packaging, will invest a total of $68 million to expand its facilities in Louisa…

Highway Guardrail Manufacturer Expansion to Create 113 New Jobs in Washington County

November 12, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that SPIG Industry, LLC, a manufacturer of highway guardrails and guardrail end terminals, will invest $7.9 million to expand its operation in the Bristol-Washington Industrial Park in Washington…

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…

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.

Virginia Economic Review cover Q2 2020

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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WillowTree Expands Roots in Virginia

WillowTree’s footprint in Charlottesville is an intentional and strategic choice to locate in smaller and rural areas rather than urban tech centers. The company’s success is a true testament to small Virginia metros’ ability to attract and retain top-tier IT companies. WillowTree began exploring possible corporate headquarters sites that could consolidate its rapidly expanding Virginia team in one location

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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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