$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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Fifty Years of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions

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 to strengthen regions and the Commonwealth. ​The…

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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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Go Virginia

Upcoming Meetings: Mary Ball Washington Regional Council – Review Committee Meeting Thursday, March 21, from 10 AM to 11 AM, at Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, VA 22572 Mary Ball Washington Regional Council – Executive Committee Meeting Friday, March 29, from 11 AM to 1 PM, at…

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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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Workforce Training in the Northern Neck

MONTROSS, Virginia: In the last decade, regional collaboration has become the key ingredient in the creation of jobs in rural Virginia, with the private sector often acting as a partner to federal, state, and local governments. A perfect example of this approach is the Westmoreland Workforce Training Center (WWTC), which…

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Opportunity Zones

The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included provisions for a new revitalization tool, the Opportunity Zone and Opportunity Fund. The designated zones and funds allow investors to receive tax benefits on currently unrealized capital gains that are invested through Opportunity Funds in eligible census tracts designated as…

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Living Shorelines Initiative

Throughout the Northern Neck and coastal plain, homes and businesses are experiencing increased erosion from winds, waves, currents, tides and recreational activities making homes and businesses more vulnerable. Evidence shows that hardened shorelines do not function well over time in many settings and harm estuarine ecosystems. Living shorelines are the preferred alternative that:…

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Broadband Development

Following the national trend of electrical cooperatives’ beginning to take an active role in the deployment of last’mile solutions for broadband services in rural areas, the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative has expressed an interest and is currently participating in a feasibility study. Since 2003, the Northern Neck PDC has worked…

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