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Hanover’s Perspective

Hanover County Department of Economic Development Releases FY 2023 Annual Report

Annually, the Department of Economic Development compiles an extensive report featuring the Department’s work completed over the past fiscal year, achievements, and data pertaining to economic development and tourism in Hanover County.  This year’s report documents another strong year of performance by the Department and County, along with some highlights of key partnerships and collaborations which have enabled success. The Department of… View Article

Virginia Artesian Bottling Company to Invest $3 Million to Increase Capacity in Hanover County, VA

Virginia Artesian® Bottling Company, a family-owned bottled water company, will invest $3 million to expand in Hanover County. The company will expand its warehouse space to increase capacity and add an additional blow mold line to its existing in Mechanicsville. The project will create 13 new jobs. “From small start-ups to family-owned enterprises, homegrown businesses like Virginia Artesian Bottling Company are the lifeblood of our economic ecosystem,”… View Article

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

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