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Virginians Defining the Zeitgeist

Virginia has been indispensable since the beginning of its existence. In addition to eight U.S. presidents, the Commonwealth was home to numerous Founding Fathers, civil rights leaders, and barrier-breaking athletes, actors, musicians and more. Read on to learn about Virginia’s contributions to history, music, sports, and the arts.

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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Virginia: A Conversation With Jonathan Zur

Jonathan Zur is president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), a nonprofit organization that works with schools, businesses, and communities to promote inclusion. VEDP President and CEO Jason El Koubi spoke with Zur about VCIC’s mission, its activities, and the importance of pairing diversity with inclusion.

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Press Releases

Silver Branch Brewing Company to Establish New Facility in Virginia

June 5, 2023

Maryland brewing company to invest $3 million to locate a brewery, taproom, and restaurant in Fauquier County, creating 38 new jobs.

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HEYCO Werk USA to Expand in Virginia

May 25, 2023

HEYCO Werk USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Germany-based HEYCO Group is a manufacturer of automotive parts, will invest $5.4 million to expand its operation in Greensville County.

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Altec Industries to Expand in Virginia

May 23, 2023

Global industrial machinery manufacturer to invest $1.4 million, create 150 new jobs in Botetourt County.

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Case Studies

Click below to find out more about the companies who are growing and innovating in Virginia.


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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Virginia: A Conversation With Jonathan Zur

March 31, 2023

President and CEO, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

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Following the Crooked Road: A Conversation With René Rodgers

September 30, 2022

Head Curator, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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