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Hanover’s Perspective

ARC Energy Services Opens New Office in Hanover County, VA

ARC Energy Services, Inc., a Veteran-owned specialty mechanical contracting company serving the power and process industries, announced the opening of a new office in Ashland, Virginia, to accommodate growth and leverage the area’s diverse talent pool. “The decision to expand our presence into Virginia was a logical step in our business growth strategy,” said Roddy Phillips, President & CEO. “The area provides… View Article


Unilock to Establish Manufacturing Campus in Hanover County, VA

Unilock to invest $55.6 million and create 50 new jobs in new production facilities to meet increased demand in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets. Unilock, North America’s premier manufacturer of concrete interlocking paving stones and segmental wall products, will invest $55.6 million to establish a manufacturing campus in Hanover County.  The company will locate up to four new production facilities at 17000-17500… View Article


Get to Know the Dominion Energy Innovation Center

Under the leadership of Adam Sledd since 2019 and joined by Braden Croy as Program Director in 2021, the Dominion Energy Innovation Center (DEIC) has realized tremendous growth and significant expansions in its programming.  “Small business owners are the heart of any community’s economy, which is why we’re so excited to spend every day working with a broad range of companies from… View Article


Produce Stands, Farms & Open Air Markets are Stocked with Seasonal Offerings in Hanover County

Farmers’ markets are a critical ingredient to Virginia’s agriculture economy connecting rural to urban, enhancing local food systems, and supporting healthy communities.  In addition to providing locally grown fruits and vegetables, nutritious protein options, and other locally produced food items, markets showcase the sights, sounds, and uniqueness of a locality and foster a sense of community among their customers. With more than… View Article


Hanover County Launches Data Tool to Provide Free Directory of Businesses

Zoom Business

The Department of Economic Development has launched Hanover County ZoomBusiness, a free online tool that enables local businesses across the County to communicate with customers.  ZoomBusiness, originally created by GIS Planning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory for communities that ensures customers can find restaurants, stores and services in their region. Businesses can list themselves at no charge… View Article


Four Hanover County & Town of Ashland Tourism Initiatives Receive VTC Grants

Green Top Sporting Goods, Center of the Universe Brewing Company, the Town of Ashland, and the Downtown Ashland Association were recently awarded grants from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). More than $2.7 million in matching grant and reimbursable sponsorship funds will be awarded to 259 local and regional tourism programs as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP)… View Article