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Hanover Small Business Resiliency Grant – Revised Deadline & Details

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Hanover County Economic Development Office has amended the original Hanover County Small Business Resiliency Grant to provide additional time for applications to be submitted, as well as additional expenses to be allowed. A summary of the changes include: New deadline for application is Friday, August 14 at 11:59 P.M. Maximum total grant amount per business is now $7,500 (was $5,000) Costs incurred… View Article


Hanover County Creates Job Referral App

Hanover County Economic Development has created the department’s newest app – Hiring in Hanover, VA.  While not designed to list individual job postings, the app provides direct links to the business’ job page or job search website of Hanover-based companies. Each listing also includes representative job openings, a description of the company, address information, a link to the company’s website, and additional… View Article


Hanover Farmer Named Virginia Farmer of the Year

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Charles Edwin “CJ” Isbell Jr. of Keenbell Farm has been named the 2020 Virginia Farmer of the Year and advances into consideration of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award.  Keenbell Farm was recognized as a Hanover Legacy Business in 2019 with more than fifty years of continued operations in the county. Mr. Isbell is carrying on a seventy-year… View Article


Hanover County Contributes to Virginia’s 2020 Gold Shovel Award

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Virginia was recently recognized by Area Development magazine as a top state for job creation and investment during 2019, winning a prestigious 2020 Gold Shovel Award. Shovels are awarded to states that have produced the best and most jobs per capita and limited to the top 10 projects in various industry categories. Helping to secure the award for Virginia and topping the distribution category… View Article


Hanover County Rolls Out Small Business Resiliency Grant Program

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With unanimous approval by the Board of Supervisors and the Hanover County Economic Development Authority, the Department of Economic Development is launching the Small Business Resiliency Grant program to support small businesses negatively affected by interruptions and mandated business closures due to COVID-19. The Hanover County Small Business Resiliency Grant, leveraging $300,000 of federal funding under the CARES Act, offers up to… View Article


Buckingham Branch Railroad Showcases Transload Facility in Hanover County

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Started in 1988, the Buckingham Branch Railroad is a family-owned, short line railroad that operates in Virginia with 280 miles of track, seven train crews, 14 locomotives, and more than 40 freight customers.  Over the years, the railroad company has developed a reputation for dependability and flexible service that responds effectively to the changing needs of freight customers in todays’ logistics and… View Article