Hanover’s Perspective

Hanover Launches New Community Data Tool


Hanover County is launching its Community Data Tool, making access to powerful business information research only a mouse-click away. Using Geographic Information System (GIS) Software, the website provides immediate access to in-depth information. With the Community Data Tool, dynamic real estate, demographic and industry breakdowns are available free and instantly for all parts of Hanover County, along with a database of available properties… View Article

UK Manufacturing Company Invests in Hanover County


Pryor Technology Inc., a world leader in the manufacture and design of both traditional and innovative marking, identification and traceability solutions, will open a facility in Hanover. The 5,000 square-foot manufacturing center will have the capacity to employ 10 people. “Having exported to the U.S. market for over 30 years and built a strong brand presence and customer base across the country,… View Article

Virginia Advances in Annual Workforce Development Rankings

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Virginia rose from fourth to second in the Atlantic region in a recent analysis of state workforce development activities conducted by Site Selection Magazine. Among the eight states that were ranked, Virginia scored ahead of highly competitive states such as Florida, North Carolina, Maryland and Delaware, and tied with South Carolina. Site Selection’s third annual state workforce development rankings provide a general… View Article

International Trade Mission Opportunity for Hanover Businesses

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The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative (MREI) is in search of local businesses interested in participating in an upcoming Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) international trade mission. A number of grants are available that will cover the $2,500 trade mission registration fee for qualified trade mission attendees. However, businesses will be responsible for travel costs. Benefits from participating in the VEDP trade mission… View Article

Making Exports Work for your Hanover Business

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The gross domestic product (GDP) has more than doubled since 1989, yet less than one percent of America’s 30 million companies export – a percentage that is significantly lower than all other developed countries. And of U.S. companies that do export, 58 percent export to only one country. The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative (MREI) was formed to help businesses benefit from international opportunities… View Article

Boost for Agriculture Business Planning


Many of Hanover County’s 600 farms may be eligible for a new grant aimed at helping agribusinesses plan for a next step. The Virginia Farm Business Development Program was established in 2016 to help farmers and small agribusinesses invest in business development activities such as planning, market research and farm succession development. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will… View Article