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InspireYouth@Work Summer Opportunities Fair to be Held March 28th

Inspire Youth at Work Summer Opportunities Fair

Hanover County Economic Development is once again partnering with Hanover County Public Schools and the Capital Region Workforce Partnership to host the InspireYouth@Work Summer Opportunities Fair on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 am through 12:00 noon at Life Church located at 8378 Atlee Road in Mechanicsville. This event, which is free to employers and attendees, is an opportunity for local government,… View Article

Anton Paar USA Announces Apprenticeship Program

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Anton Paar USA, named as the 2019 recipient of the Hanover County Marc S. Weiss Award, will be providing apprentices with classroom instruction as a three year apprenticeship program aimed at developing and advancing job-related skills. Through a partnership with John Tyler Community College, students participating in the program will help advance the fields of engineering for instrumented manufacturing technologies, and help… View Article

Hanover’s Highlights: Looking Back on 2019

Hanover Highlights - 2019

As excitement builds for a successful new year, we also take time to reflect on our top stories of 2019. 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 2020, and we thank you, Hanover County, for generating some great stories… View Article

Wegmans to Create 700 Jobs with $175 Million Investment in Hanover County

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., a grocery retailer with stores throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, will invest $175 million to establish a full-service, regional distribution operation in Hanover County. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 700 new jobs. Located along Sliding Hill and Ashcake Roads in Ashland, Virginia, the new campus will allow the company to… View Article

Green Top Shooting Range Celebrates Grand Opening

Green Top Shooting Range-Ribbon Cutting 12-7-19

Green Top Shooting Range, located at 11547 Lakeridge Parkway in Ashland, Virginia, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Green Top, which is the largest independent outdoor retailer in the Mid-Atlantic, announced plans in October to purchase, rebrand, and assume operations of Winding Brook Indoor Shooting Range. On November 6, Green Top Shooting Range opened its… View Article

CCWA-Meeting Workforce Development Needs in the Greater Richmond Region

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Over the past decade, workforce development has grown into one of the most significant issues businesses face. While the situation is of concern in this area, Richmond is not unique; in fact, workforce is a critical issue nationwide. An exceptionally low unemployment rate, coupled with continued strong economic growth, has tightened the labor market and made skilled workers difficult to find. This,… View Article