COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Are Virginia Small Companies Eligible?  YES What is it?  The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). EIDL loans are 30 year…

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Broadband Development

How Are Various States Expanding Broadband Access?   New research by the Pew Charitable Trusts identifies tactics for connecting unserved communities in various states, including Virginia. The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) and Commonwealth Connect are setting the example on how to achieve the goal of universal coverage. Northern Neck localities…

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Fifty Years of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions

Report: Celebrating 50 Years of Regional Collaboration. Twenty-one Planning District Commissions/Regional Councils form part of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC), which celebrates its 50th year in 2019. The VAPDC works to bring diverse resources together at the regional level, in partnership with local, state, and federal entities…

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Callao Project Gets a Bus Shelter

Bay Transit and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission’s NeckRide Commuter Program, along with Northumberland County and the Callao Hometown Community Association inaugurated a new bus shelter in front of Nino’s Pizza in Callao on Friday, September 13, 2019. The shelter installation is part of public improvements funded by the…

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Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI)

PUBLIC NOTICE INTENT TO REQUEST FUNDS FROM THE VIRGINIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE August 2, 2019 The Northern Neck Planning District Commission will submit a grant application to the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) which seeks financial assistance to supplement construction costs of a regional public/private effort to extend broadband services to unserved…

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Go Virginia

Upcoming Meetings: Region 6 Regional Council Meeting, April 13 @ 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., RCC Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Dr Warsaw, VA 22572 The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity in Each Region (GO Virginia) was initiated by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC) and the Council on…

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$1.2 Million Investment in Town of Warsaw

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Old Rappahannock Brewing Company, LLC will create 11 new jobs and invest over $1.2 million to open a new production facility and tasting room in the Town of Warsaw. The company will source more than 90 percent of the hops, wheat, oysters, and fruit…

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Northern Neck Hub-Zone Companies Among Recipients of Seaport Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2018 Warsaw, VA —The U.S. Navy has awarded spots on a potential ten-year, $50 billion contract to 1,870 businesses for project management and engineering-support services. Three Northern Neck companies were awarded contracts in this announcement: MTEQ in Kilmarnock; Digital Dynamics, LLC, in Kilmarnock; and…

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Walking Tour: Heathsville

Established as Northumberland County’s seat in 1681, Heathsville is the oldest seat of government in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Today, its historic district, running along Northumberland Highway (Hwy. 360), is centered at the Old County Courthouse, surrounded by antebellum plantation complexes. With a grant from the Virginia Department of…

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A Growing Industry in the Northern Neck

Craft breweries are beginning to attract the attention of economic developers in the Northern Neck of Virginia. They are part of a vibrant industry of dedicated entrepreneurs who go beyond the business model of attracting customers just to buy drinks. “They are becoming part of the fabric of many communities,”…

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