Northern Neck Broadband Project

Dominion Energy Virginia is developing a pilot program to help local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) reach rural localities, as outlined in recent legislation. Under the arrangement, Dominion Energy provides the important “middle-mile” fiber-optic cable needed for local ISPs to extend their services into unserved communities. The Northern Neck Planning District…

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Septic Pump-Out Project

Since 2005, the Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC) has administered grants through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to provide financial assistance to low- and moderate-income (LMI) households and allow them to comply with septic-tank pump-out requirements. As part of the application process, the NNPDC must verify an…

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Northern Neck Broadband Initiative Awarded $10.3 Million Grant

The Northern Neck Planning District Commission, All Points Broadband, and the Counties of King George, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Receive Significant Grant In Support of First Phase of Regional Broadband Initiative for the Northern Neck RICHMOND, Va. – The Northern Neck Planning District Commission and All Points Broadband announced today…

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Business & Organization Survey Questions

The Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC) is updating its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This strategy is intended to bring together many voices from the region to form a common vision for economic prosperity and resilience. In developing this new strategy, we are conducting significant research and enlisting community…

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Northern Neck Heritage Area

In 2009, Congress passed legislation directing the National Park Service to determine the feasibility of designating the Northern Neck of Virginia as a national heritage area. That feasibility study has now been completed, and the Northern Neck has met all evaluation criteria to be eligible for designation as a national…

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $365,000 in the Northern Neck

$365,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping the Northern Neck Region of Virginia Respond to Coronavirus Thursday, July 2, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $365,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Northern Neck…

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Working Waterfronts

They are properties that support commercial and recreational fishing, boat building, shipping and rail yards, aquaculture, national defense, public safety, marine research, offshore energy production, and other water-related commercial and recreational activities. Tour the Story Map View the Video How to Start a Shellfish Aquaculture Operation in Virginia   Learn…

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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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Go Virginia

The Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity (GO Virginia) was initiated by the Virginia Business Higher Education Council (VBHEC) and the Council on Virginia’s Future to foster private-sector growth and job creation through state incentives for regional collaboration by business, education, and government. Recognizing the harsh effect of deep federal…

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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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