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Town of Pembroke RALLY grant to implement downtown improvements

Town of Pembroke RALLY grant to implement downtown improvements

The Town of Pembroke is finishing up an array of downtown improvement projects as part of the RALLY Southwest Virginia program. RALLY is a mini-grant program which provides a $3,000 award to communities in Southwest Virginia to implement a community development project through a team structure.

Small business loan funds available

Small business loan funds available

The New River Valley Development Corporation’s revolving loan fund has over $40,000 available to lend to small businesses in the New River Valley. The loan fund helps small businesses to buy equipment, upgrade facilities, or secure working capital to expand their operations. Typical loans range from $10,000 to $20,000 or more, depending on the needs of the business and the type of collateral on offer.

Regional Commission hosts CEDS committee for 2018 CEDS update process

Regional Commission hosts CEDS committee for 2018 CEDS update process

The NRVRC is in the process of updating the New River Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document for 2018.  The CEDS provides a review of economic data and conditions for NRVRC jurisdictions, identifies goals and strategies that help to addresses these regional issues, and prioritizes regional economic development projects that the region can undertake to achieve these goals.

NRV Tourism

NRV Tourism

Regional Commission staff met with local Destination Marketing Organizations in January to discuss tourism updates. This group meets bi-monthly to discuss tourism related news and potential regional projects. The group recently submitted a Marketing Leverage Program grant to the Virginia Tourism Corporation for the design and printing of a regional trail guide. For further information, please contact James Jones (jjones@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 203. Share...

Pathways to the American Dream – Year One Wrap-up

In January 2017, the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (NR/MR WDB) began their Pathways to the American Dream project.  This four-year project is funded by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration America’s Promise, H-1B Job Training Grant.