Spring is around the corner! Along with the recent sunshine, there is a lot of good news for Southwest Virginia.


Below are some of the top headlines from the last few weeks.


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What it takes to reenergize Southwest Virginia

Virginia Energy’s recent Reenergize Report and the state budget could give economic development in Southwest Virginia a jumpstart. Read about efforts to fund the new Coalfield Community Development Program at the Department of Housing and Community Development.


VCEDA's annual report highlights 60 new projects

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority announced more than $211 million in investments in 2021. The annual report highlights 60 new projects in the region.


New jobs headed to Tazewell County

Signco, a custom sign manufacturer, is expanding operations and investing in its first facility in the region. The project will create 19 new jobs.


12 Potentially Transformative Items in Virginia’s budget

This week, legislators aim to complete Virginia’s two-year budget. Here is a list of potential projects and funding for Southwest Virginia.


Job Opportunities

 Multiple Dates  Federal EJ Tool Webinars


 3/16   New Economy Network Monthly Meeting


 3/24  What's next after The RECLAIM Act


 3/25  Appalachian Voices 25th Anniversary Happy Hour, Sugar Hill Cidery in Norton, 5-7 PM


 3/30  How can AMLER build new opportunities for coal communities?



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