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Hanover’s Perspective

Hanover County Economic Development Receives 2023 IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award

The Hanover County Department of Economic Development received a 2023 Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) which was announced at the IEDC 2023 Annual Conference during the inaugural Recognition Night event in Dallas, Texas on September 19, 2023.  The award was bestowed specifically for the organization’s work in the Digital Media category (population between 25,000… View Article

Hanover Recognizes Legacy Businesses & 2023 Marc Weiss Award Recipient

The 2023 Hanover County Business Appreciation event, hosted by the Hanover County Department of Economic Development in partnership with the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, was held on September 20, 2023 at James River Cellars Winery.  This year’s event, sponsored by Wegmans and Luck Stone Companies, continued to include recognition of Hanover County Legacy Businesses and conferment of the Marc S. Weiss Award. The… View Article

Fun-Filled Fall in Hanover County, VA: 2023

Fall Fun in Hanover County

Between pumpkin picking, hayrides and visiting corn mazes, there are plenty of ways for you and your family to stay busy this autumn in Hanover County. These activities for adults and kids alike make the most of autumn and all that comes with it—the crisp air, autumn atmosphere, and fall foods, for starters. For the chill and thrill seekers, Ashland Berry Farm,… View Article

Downtown Ashland Association Awarded Grants for Entrepreneurship Programs

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development has announced a two-grant award totaling $175,000 to Downtown Ashland Association, aimed at boosting economic development and community engagement in the historic town of Ashland, Virginia. The grants will fund programs in 2023 and 2024, with a primary focus on revitalizing Downtown Ashland and promoting entrepreneurship in the area. “We’re thrilled with this opportunity… View Article

Hanover County & Town of Ashland Tourism Initiatives Awarded VTC Grants

Green Top Sporting Goods, Center of the Universe Brewing Company, and the Town of Ashland were recently named as grant recipients by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). More than $3.2 million in matching grant and sponsorship funds will be awarded to 236 tourism programs as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Regional Marketing, Marketing Leverage, and VA250 Marketing Leverage programs. “VTC’s marketing… View Article

Cascades Starts Containerboard Production Line In Hanover, VA

Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and hygiene products, announced that it has produced its first roll of 100% recycled containerboard at its Bear Island facility in Hanover County, Virginia on May 2, 2023. With annual production capacity of 465,000 short tons of lightweight, high-quality, 100% recycled containerboard, the state-of-the-art mill is equipped to perform within… View Article