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Comments Off on Feds reconsidering permit for power lines near historic Jamestown, but there’s a hitch: They’re already built   |   General, Legislative

Feds reconsidering permit for power lines near historic Jamestown, but there’s a hitch: They’re already built

Dominion Energy Virginia’s new Skiffes Creek transmission line is seen from Hog Island Wildlife Management Area Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Jonathon Gruenke/AP) By: Gregory S. Schneider  |  The Washington Post WILLIAMSBURG — There was a catch to the public forum this week about whether Dominion Energy should be allowed to build a power line across the James […]

Comments Off on Amazon had it right: Virginia is America’s Top State for Business in 2019   |   General, Legislative, Workforce Development

Amazon had it right: Virginia is America’s Top State for Business in 2019

By Scott Kohn  |  CNBC In a year marked by historic economic development deals and marred by a damaging trade war, Virginia lands at the top of CNBC’s 2019 ranking of America’s Top States for Business. This is the Old Dominion’s fourth win in the 13 years since the study began. In fact, Virginia was CNBC’s inaugural […]

Comments Off on Volvo makes record investment in Pulaski County as it builds new facility, adds 777 jobs   |   General

Volvo makes record investment in Pulaski County as it builds new facility, adds 777 jobs

Franky Marchand, VP and General Manager of the Volvo Trucks of North America New River Valley Plant, gives the thumbs up to the company workforce during the presentation. by Matt Gentry  |  Roanoke Times DUBLIN — Volvo Trucks is planning to invest $400 million to expand its Virginia factory over the next six years, increasing employment […]

Comments Off on Exclusive interview with upcoming owner of C.F. Sauer Co. : Perfect Recipe   |   General

Exclusive interview with upcoming owner of C.F. Sauer Co. : Perfect Recipe

Exclusive interview with upcoming owner of C.F. Sauer Co. : Perfect Recipe Virginia Business | July 2, 2019 | By Kate Andrews The company behind the 102-year-old Duke’s Mayonnaise is changing hands, but the new owners have no intention to tinker with the famous brand’s recipe. “We don’t plan to mess with perfection,” says Chip […]

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Warner, Kaine urge consideration of federal funding for I-81

Warner, Kaine urge consideration of federal funding for I-81 The Roanoke Times | By Amy Friedenberger amy.friedenberger@roanoke.com 981-3356 Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner have requested federal funding for improving Interstate 81. The Democratic senators, both former governors, sent letters Monday to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the U.S. Department of […]

Comments Off on Trump EPA Finally Rolls Back Clean Power Plan   |   Environmental

Trump EPA Finally Rolls Back Clean Power Plan

Trump EPA Finally Rolls Back Clean Power Plan By: Jay Holloway Today, EPA released the final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule fulfilling the President’s promise to repeal the Obama EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).  In addition to repealing the CPP, the ACE rule replaces the CPP.  The CPP placed severe CO2 limits on coal-fired power plants.  […]

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USMCA: Good For Virginia’s Economy

USMCA: Good For Virginia’s Economy By Brett Vassey  |  Jefferson Policy Journal International trade is now a regular topic of conversation across the Commonwealth and the U.S.   Last year, Virginia manufacturers exported $15.11 billion in goods.    In particular, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will accomplish what many thought impossible nearly a year ago – freer markets and fairer […]

Comments Off on Instead of becoming trash, Danville recyclables transported to various locations to begin new life   |   Environmental

Instead of becoming trash, Danville recyclables transported to various locations to begin new life

Instead of becoming trash, Danville recyclables transported to various locations to begin new life Danville Public Works Director Rick Drazenovich shows where plastic is sorted and compacted at the Danville facility. www.godanriver.com | By: John R. Crane | Register & Bee On a cloudy and warm day just after noon, a Danville employee driving an […]

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Canon shows off innovation at its Newport News facility

Canon shows off innovation at its Newport News facility Daily Press | June 5, 2019 | By Tara Botizk Folks driving by Canon Virginia Inc. in Newport News may not realize the company is a manufacturing innovator that works to solve problems for other businesses, a company official said. When people think of it, they […]

Comments Off on Most Consumers Want Sustainable Products and Packaging   |   Environmental

Most Consumers Want Sustainable Products and Packaging

Most Consumers Want Sustainable Products and Packaging Business News Daily | By Andrew Martins | June 4, 2019 More than 80% of survey participants said they felt it was “important or extremely important” for companies to design environmentally conscious products. Given nine industries to select from, 1 in 4 respondents said they felt the chemical […]