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Hanover’s Perspective

DEIC Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Support Hydrogen and Nuclear Startups

The Dominion Energy Innovation Center (DEIC), a public private partnership founded in 2009 by Hanover County, Town of Ashland, and Dominion Energy, was recently announced as a semifinalist in the Department of Energy’s EPIC Prize Challenge.  Along with the recognition of being one of the top 24 energy incubators in the United States, the DEIC was awarded a $50,000 grant to develop… View Article

Hanover Highlights — Looking Back on 2022

As anticipation builds for a successful new year, we also take time to reflect on our top stories of 2022.  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 2023, and we thank you, Hanover County, for generating some great stories… View Article

Ag-X 2023 Workshop Scholarships Available to Ag-Businesses/Entrepreneurs in Hanover County

Hanover County Economic Development is offering scholarships to Hanover-based businesses interested in attending the SCORE|Richmond and Dominion Energy Innovation Center exclusive five-workshop series targeted at helping Central Virginia agri-enterprises grow their food, forestry, or agriculture products and services.   The Ag-X Workshop Series was launched in an effort to strengthen the regional economy and help business owners catalyze their growth by providing the… View Article

Holiday Happenings in Hanover County – 2022

From small community events to historic holiday traditions, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season in Hanover.  Refer to this blog frequently as new listings will be added as they are announced.  Here is a list of holiday events not to be missed: Hanover Santa Run – Hanover Volunteer Fire/EMS Stations Every year, the Hanover volunteer Fire-EMS companies participate in… View Article

‘Tis the Season to Shop Local – Here in Hanover, VA!

Throughout this year’s holiday shopping season, Hanover County is encouraging consumers to “Shop Local” and to consider dedicating part of their holiday spending in support of local and small businesses.  In addition to wonderful retail establishments, Hanover County is home to numerous restaurants, personal service providers, and other businesses that count on our patronage. The Hanover Shop Local Season (November – December)… View Article


The 2022 Hanover County Business Appreciation event, hosted by the Hanover County Department of Economic Development in partnership with Hanover Chamber of Commerce, was held on September 29, 2022 at James River Cellars Winery. This year’s event, sponsored by Timmons Group, continued to include recognition of Hanover County Legacy Businesses and conferment of the Marc S. Weiss Award. The ceremony was opened by… View Article