Economy and Jobs

Diversification plan continues

A pair of welders work on the roof of this warehouse under construction at Valley Fertilizer in Mt. Jackson. The 80,000 square foot building is being constructed by Harman Construction, Inc. of Harrisonburg. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 21st, 2014

As Bowman Andros continues expanding in Mount Jackson, a new warehouse is set to open up by February 2015.

First Bank to purchase six new branches

First Bank Corporation of Strasburg has announced plans to purchase six branches of Bank of America, including this one at Court and Main streets in Woodstock. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 19th, 2014

The First National Corporation, the holding company of First Bank, announced Wednesday that it is buying six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia for $377.3 million, making it the largest bank headquartered in the valley north of Roanoke.

State commerce chief speaks at Shenandoah U.

Maurice Jones, Virginia's secretary of commerce, speaks Tuesday evening at Shenandoah University in Winchester. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

November 18th, 2014

WINCHESTER—The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade said the commonwealth is strong economically however it will need to diversify in order to meet future demands.

Thanksgiving Day food costs decrease

November 6th, 2014

According to a price survey by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of Thanksgiving dinner will be $3.56 less than last year.

National park saw fewer visitors in 2013

July 28th, 2014

Recent numbers released by the National Park Service revealed how the 16-day October 2013 government shutdown impacted tourism revenue, both within Shenandoah National Park and surrounding localities.

Revival sought for Corridor H plan

October 21st, 2013

WINCHESTER — Representatives of a highway project that would connect West Virginia businesses to Front Royal’s Inland Port touted a study Tuesday that projected 570 new jobs annually in the two states upon completion of the road.

Visionary predicts high-tech not-so-distant future

April 4th, 2013

Society is entering a period of unprecedented opportunity that will see humanity change more in the next 20 years than in all of our previous time on the planet, a think tank futurist told a rapt audience Thursday at Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd School of Business.

Panel sees letter of intent from firm

March 4th, 2013

Front Royal Town Councilman Bret Hrbek on Monday continued to push his colleagues to collaborate with a private firm for economic development.