Hanover’s Perspective

Hanover Initiative Garners National Award, Business Opportunities


Hanover County has won a national award for a program intended to bolster economic development. Named the “Strategic Zoning Initiative,” the program creates a win-win situation for property owners who own large tracts within the suburban services area that are particularly well-suited for business purposes. If land is designated for agricultural, forestry and open space purposes — and therefore assessed at a… View Article

Kings Dominion Adds Perks for its Youngest Fans

Kings Dominion Planet Snoopy Expansion 2017

Kings Dominion is expanding Planet Snoopy by adding three new rides and a new event space and upgraded food and beverage locations. The new rides are designed for all ages which offers whole families to enjoy the fun of the park together. The first ride, called the Kite Eating Tree, is a preschool version of the Drop Zone where children and adults… View Article

Hanover Incubator Tenant Accepted into Accelerator Program

GoGo Band is accepted into a Lighthouse Labs accelerator program during the RVATech/jam.

GOGO BAND, a biotechnology company focused on curing a leading chronic health condition in children located in the Dominion Resources Innovation Center in Hanover, has been selected as one of seven startup ventures in the most recent cohort of Lighthouse Labs, a Richmond-based accelerator program. Startups accepted into the Lighthouse Labs program receive a $20,000 grant and, over the course of 15… View Article

Celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month in Hanover


August is Virginia Craft Beer Month! With more than 100 breweries in place and more opening every year, Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry. While Hanover’s craft beer scene is just getting started, it undoubtedly boasts a community feel for which the County is known. These local watering holes are becoming destinations spots by offering live music, great… View Article

Crowdsourcing Initiative to Map Broadband Access in Virginia


Hanover County prides itself on maintaining its rural roots while offering convenient access to the urban amenities of Downtown Richmond. It’s often said that residents here get the best of both worlds. However, internet connectivity speeds can sometimes vary by geographical location in Hanover. Some of the more pastoral areas may not enjoy the same high speeds as other more densely populated… View Article

Business Plan Competitions Offer Funding to Virginia Startups


The Commonwealth of Virginia and Village Capital are hosting the weeklong Virginia Velocity Tour, which will provide $125,000 in funding to startups in the biotechnology, health, energy, agriculture, and security sectors. The tour kicks off on September 19, 2016, and applications for businesses to participate are now being accepted. The Virginia Velocity Tour will travel across Virginia from September 19-23, with each… View Article