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Hanover’s Perspective

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


A Hanover County-based non-profit business, Kitchen 33 and Bakery, is stepping up to serve the soon-to-be-displaced Tyson Foods workers in a meaningful way.  Located just half a mile from the soon to be shuttered Tyson plant on Route 33, the eatery is donating private event space to host three job fairs in early May.  The job fairs are open to the general public… View Article

SanMar® Corporation to Establish Company’s Largest Distribution Operation in Hanover County, VA

SanMar® Corporation, a leading supplier of wholesale accessories and apparel, will invest at least $50 million to establish a distribution operation in the East Coast Commerce Center in Hanover County. The 1.1 million-square-foot speculative distribution building was developed by Equity Industrial Partners Corp. and Raith Capital Partners and will be SanMar’s largest operation, becoming the flagship center for the company’s East Coast distributions. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina… View Article


With spring in full bloom, a visit from everyone’s favorite bunny around the corner and summer not too far away, be sure to mark your calendar with these springtime offerings in Hanover County. Bass Pro Shops, Ashland, VA is offering a FREE 4×6 picture with the Easter bunny! Multi-photo packages start at just $15!  Reservations open March 25th to schedule your visit with the Easter bunny! Get all… View Article

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