Economy and Jobs
County eyes industrial developments
April 9, 2015
FRONT ROYAL — In a report given to the Warren County Board of Supervisors this week, the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority outlined some potential industrial development along the Route 522/340 corridor north of Front Royal.
Shenandoah wages lower than Warren, state averages
April 3, 2015
The Virginia Employment Commission has released an updated version of its industry profiles, which include data related to the number of establishments, wages, employment and unemployment insurance tax rates for five major industries.
Va. jobless rate holds steady in February
April 3, 2015
The Virginia Employment Commission announced last week the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in February, holding steady from the January rate and a 0.6 percent decrease from February 2014.
After nearly 53 years, Blue Ridge Truss closes
March 31, 2015
BASYE — After nearly 53 years in business, a local manufacturer of trusses shuttered its doors Tuesday.
Va. Port Authority reports profit loss
March 27, 2015
The Virginia Port Authority reported this week it incurred a $560,000 loss in February — due to winter weather — and that resulted in work slow downs and work stoppages.
Progress 2015: Business may be blooming in valley this year
March 20, 2015
Despite the harsh winter, 2015 is already shaping up to be another landmark year for business in the northern Shenandoah Valley, as the economy continues to claw its way out of the after effects of the recession.
Could economic boost be in county’s future?
March 6, 2015
Last month, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Proctor and Gamble would construct a $500 million facility on almost 450 acres in Berkeley County. So why did Berkeley County, score this huge economic win?
A project of that scale may soon come to Shenandoah County, with Mount Jackson considering a series of actions to rezone and annex 712 acres of agricultural property for limited industrial use.
Rezoning request could lead to huge industrial site
March 2, 2015
MOUNT JACKSON—A 712-acre industrial “mega site” may be coming to Mount Jackson soon.
Virginia Port Authority receives stable bond rating
February 27, 2015
Mood’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s, two international bond-rating agencies, rated the Virginia Port Authority facilities revenue bonds “stable” Wednesday.
First Bank moves forward on sale
February 25, 2015
First Bank has cleared a major regulatory hurdle toward closing a deal in which the bank will buy six Bank of America branches in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.
Report: Warren County growing slow and steady
February 23, 2015
Warren County saw a 1.1 percent growth in population and a 0.53 percent growth in approved housing units in 2014, according to a report released by the Planning Commission.
Filling the gaps
February 22, 2015
FRONT ROYAL — President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American People is business,” and that is certainly true of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority.
Inland port doing swell, officials say
February 12, 2015
FRONT ROYAL — The Virginia Inland Port is driving commerce, employment and setting record numbers of shipments, officials with the Port of Virginia said Thursday afternoon.
EDA director receives award
February 8, 2015
The executive director of the Frederick County Economic Development Authority was selected for an award in economic development, recognizing young talent in the profession.
What goes down, must come up
February 6, 2015
After enjoying months of falling gasoline prices, motorists across the commonwealth saw gas price rise 10 to 20 cents a gallon this week, with the average price settling at around $2.04.
U.S. House OKs small business bill
February 6, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill 260-163 this week that requires federal agencies to assess the impact of regulations on small businesses.
SVP to have new executive director
January 29, 2015
The Shenandoah Valley Partnership executive committee announced its new executive director Wednesday.
Port Authority enjoys record performance
January 28, 2015
Port of Virginia has completed its sixth consecutive month of profitable operation.
Obama’s tax plan: ‘Mixed bag’
January 20, 2015
Industry insiders sounded off on the tax plan President Barack Obama presented to Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Governor seeks solar energy proposals
January 16, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a “request for information” for the Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to explore solar energy development on state owned property on Thursday.