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Hanover’s Perspective

CCWA Is Working to Meet Workforce Development Needs

Over the past five years, workforce development has grown into one of the most significant issues faced by businesses.  This concern is not unique to the Richmond area; in fact, workforce is a critical issue nationwide. An exceptionally low unemployment rate, coupled with continued strong economic growth, has tightened the labor market creating a deficit of skilled workers. This, in turn, is affecting business… View Article


Business First Conducts Business Walk in the Hanover Air Park

As part of the region’s Business First program, Business Walks are held on a regular basis and target specific geographic areas with the goal of visiting as many businesses as possible. This initiative enables economic development staff and volunteers the opportunity to establish connections with existing businesses, provide a direct contact should the business have concerns or questions, and gather information about… View Article


Holiday Happenings in Hanover – 2018

From small community events to historic holiday traditions, there are numerous ways to celebrate the holiday season in Hanover.  New this year is the highly anticipated WinterFest at Kings Dominion providing all the sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season. Here is a list of holiday events in Hanover not to be missed: Hanover Santa Run – Hanover Fire and EMS… View Article


Three Tips for Conducting a Fun Visit to Ashland Train Day – 2018

Now in its 16th year, what began as a short children’s program at the Ashland Library has grown into an all-day festival. Ashland Train Day is packed with music, games, lots of model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad-related vendors, displays, Cinder and Tender Bear mascots and so much more. Added as a new attraction this year is Touch-a-Truck sponsored by Randolph-Macon… View Article


Hanover County Takes to the Sky to Market Strategic Sites

It’s no secret that drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, are being used for many purposes. From media use to delivering packages, drones are a breakthrough technology with seemingly endless commercial applications. “In the county’s effort to better market its prime commercial and industrial sites in the most cost effective manner, the use of drone footage became the obvious… View Article


Hanover Business Opens Doors on Manufacturing Day

What does the Virginia Historical Society, Department of Homeland Security, John Deere, and American Eagle Outfitters have in common? They all use components fabricated by SON Metal Fab (SON), a family-owned and operated sheet metal fabricator and machine shop located in Hanover County. The company will once again open their doors to the public on October 4, 2018 to host Manufacturing Day… View Article