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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

Hanover Highlights — Looking Back on 2016


As excitement builds for a successful new year, we also take time to reflect on our top stories of 2016. Not surprisingly, the most-read stories are those that highlighted the moments that helped us innovate, prosper and grow over the past year. We look forward to what’s to come in 2016, and we thank you, Hanover County, for generating some great stories… View Article

Make a Lasting Retail Impact in Hanover


The holiday season is a time for giving. We all could give back to our community by shopping locally instead of ordering something from a catalog or website. Shopping locally supports the businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around Hanover County! Indeed, shopping more locally has a big affect on the area’s economy, and it makes you feel good on… View Article