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Virginia Universities Prove Fertile Ground for Startups

Virginia’s higher education system, consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, is well established as an elite talent incubator. But the Commonwealth’s universities, both public and private, also serve as a launching pad for startup companies.

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An Inside Look at Drone Innovation: A Conversation With Tom Walker

Tom Walker, founder and CEO of DroneUp, a provider of drone delivery and flight services discusses DroneUp’s history and growth in Virginia, and the company’s work to grow the unmanned industry in Virginia through a unique educational partnership.

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Paul’s Fan Company Leverages International Sales for Domestic Expansion

Paul's Fan Company in Buchanan County was founded in 1958 as a small machine shop servicing the coal mining industry. It evolved over the years to expand its focus and, thanks to strong growth in the early 2000s, eventually purchased the Jeffrey Fans line from construction equipment giant Caterpillar. 

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Press Releases

Amazon Web Services Plans to Invest $35 Billion in the Commonwealth by 2040 to Expand Data Center Campuses

January 20, 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia.

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Armored Fresh to Expand Headquarters in Fairfax County

January 17, 2023

Armored Fresh, the U.S. subsidiary of Armored Fresh Inc., a South Korean leading food tech company, will invest $125,000 to expand its headquarters in Fairfax County.

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces $90 Million in Grants to Develop Industrial Sites Across Commonwealth

January 16, 2023

RICHMOND, VA - Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced a total of $90 million in Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP) development grants for 21 sites across the Commonwealth.

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