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City of Danville Office of Economic Development
P.O. Box 3300 | 427 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543-3300
Ph: (434) 793-1753 | Fx: (434) 797-9606
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Posted on: September 22, 2014

County dedicates STEM Academy

STEM Academy

By DENICE THIBODEAU (434) 791-7985

Students, parents, teachers and school board members gathered at the former Woodlawn Academy in Chatham on Sunday to formally dedicate the county’s new... Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Schoolfield Mill site being marketed to high-tech firms

Dan River Technology Park

BY DENICE THIBODEAU (434) 791-7985

Danville is aggressively marketing the former Schoolfield Mill site through national commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE and with a glossy 32-page... Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

The Launch Place announces pre-seed investment program

Special to Work It, SoVa

To help innovative entrepreneurs expedite the early stages of their start-up development process, The Launch Place announced Wednesday a new investment initiative called the Pre-Seed Investment... Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Hot Yoga Studio Locates to the River District

Danville, Va. – Hot Asana Yoga Studio today announced its plans to locate to the Pemberton Lofts at 541 Bridge St. in the River District. Virginia Gallagher, owner, plans to bring an approach to health and wellness that... Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Natural and Organic Food Producer Moving to Danville

DANVILLE, Va. – Sky Valley Foods, a North Carolina-based maker of natural and organic sauces and salad dressings, announced today that it is relocating to Airside Industrial Park in Danville, where the company expects to... Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

Danville wins award for River District streetscape, development plan

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The city of Danville has won the 2014 Commercial Revitalization Plans & Streetscapes Award for its work in the River District. The award, given by the Virginia Downtown Development Association, recognizes excellence in... Read more.

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Danville names Telly Tucker as director of economic development

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Danville City Manager Joe King announced today that Telly D. Tucker of Williamsburg has been selected to fill the city’s vacant economic development director position.

Tucker is currently the assistant economic... Read more.

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Tobacco BioEnergy Company to Restart Ethanol Refinery Creating Jobs in Hoke County

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Tyton BioEnergy Systems, a company based in Danville, Virginia, is restarting the former Clean Burn Fuels biorefinery in... Read more.

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

Scavenger hunt features cash prize

As a way of supporting Business Appreciation Week, the Downtown Danville Association is planning a Main Street scavenger hunt Thursday where participants will have the chance to win $500.

The event will start at 5:30 p.m.... Read more.

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Survey Results in Thai Restaurant for Danville

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Danville, Va. – A Thai restaurant has started renovations to a building on North Main Street adjacent to the Historic North Theater in Danville. Results from a recent dining survey from the Office of Economic Development... Read more.

Posted on: April 10, 2014


South Boston, VA., - Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale fiber-optic open-access network transport provider, completed a trial last week delivering multi-terabit capacity on its... Read more.

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Danville Utilities receives national recognition for reliable electric operations

Danville Utilities is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for providing consumers... Read more.

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Nearby permit could pave way for Berry Hill Industrial Park

By GoDanRiver staff

After a long uphill battle, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers finally issued a permit for the continued development of Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre in Henry County — a move that could pave the... Read more.

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

Get Fit Challenge kicks off Friday at Main Street trailhead ceremony

The City of Danville on Friday will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Main Street trailhead located below the JTI Fountain and Main Street Plaza. Also at the ceremony, Get Fit Dan River Region will launch a 50... Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

City reveals JTI Fountain, celebrates opening of Main Street Plaza

The City of Danville on Wednesday revealed the JTI Fountain and gave the community its first opportunity to enjoy the new Main Street Plaza located in the heart of the River District at the intersection of Main and Craghead... Read more.

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Public Wi-Fi on the New Main Street

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Danville, Va. – The nDanville network has installed public Wi-Fi connection on Main Street in the River District.

An event was held today to celebrate the addition of four hotspot locations on the 300, 400, and 500 blocks... Read more.

Posted on: February 11, 2014

More Living Room in the River District

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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
Contact: Corrie Teague; (434) 793-1753

Danville, Va. – The developers of the Pemberton Lofts will begin phase two of construction this month and will soon start on another residential River... Read more.

Posted on: February 5, 2014

Local Foods Help Market Danville to New Grocery Store

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The Office of Economic Development asks citizens of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and surrounding localities to sign a petition to help recruit a specialty grocery store to Danville.

“A similar process has worked in... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Sen. Kaine urges Danville to compete aggressively in global economy

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday at the Danville Economic Development Summit that communities must be aggressive in order to compete in today’s global economy.

“If you want to win, you must be out there battling,"... Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2014

VEDP leader: ‘Partnerships are everything’ in economic development

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The leader of Virginia’s state authority created to encourage and stimulate development and business expansion said Wednesday that strategic “partnerships are everything in the competition” for jobs today.

Martin Briley,... Read more.

Posted on: January 21, 2014

City Council reduces waiting time for rejected rezoning cases

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to reduce the waiting time for reconsideration of rejected rezoning applications. This modification changes both the number of days before a denial can be reconsidered and the... Read more.

Posted on: February 17, 2012

Gamewood offers Internet TV in Danville

Getting TV over broadband fiber is the best way to watch high definition television, one local provider says.

And without the city’s efforts to build out broadband with the nDanville network and its connection to the... Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Danville company grows to connect businesses to IT services

Running a business requires documents, data and administrative or back-office functions.

Horizontech Inc., a global technology services company that’s been headquartered in Danville since 2007, helps companies or... Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

A River District renaissance

The city of Danville and Danville Regional Foundation are working together to bring about a renaissance of Danville’s River District — an area spanning from Ridge Street to Riverside Drive and Poplar Street to the Carrington... Read more »

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Posted on: February 13, 2012

Supercomputing buzzing in Danville

Danvillian Phillip Hayes Jr. loved deconstructing and toying with his computer as a kid.

After earning a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University, he never expected to find a job in his chosen career... Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville tobacco company partners with Institute

JTI Leaf Services in Danville partnered with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for needed laboratory services to ensure quality tobacco blends.

Since the announcement of the joint venture company in 2009,... Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Startup, store may come to Danville downtown

Board members of the Industrial Development Authority of Danville on Thursday approved financial help to renovate space downtown so a small startup technology-based company could lease it.

The space in the top floor of... Read more »

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Posted on: February 10, 2012

Danville-designed battery passes go-kart test

On Thursday, LiFeBatt USA in Danville tested a prototype battery pack on an electric go-kart inside Dan River Grand Prix on Riverside Drive.

LiFeBatt CEO Don Harmon and Chief Operating Officer Michelle Robinson seized the... Read more »

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Posted on: February 9, 2012

Danville college focuses on training students to get jobs

Danville Community College has taken an aggressive role in training Southside’s workforce.

The college even has a whole facility — RCATT — dedicated to training to assist with economic development.

Each year DCC... Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

A New Economic Outlook Report is Now Available!

In this document, you will find key pieces of data that will give you a clear view of the city of Danville’s economic condition.

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

Southside cooperative expands to attract money, jobs

High-tech companies wouldn’t want to come to the region without access to broadband to send large amounts of data quickly.

Twelve years ago, Southside leaders foresaw the need for the rural region to be able to compete... Read more »

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Posted on: February 6, 2012

New office space available in the River District

The River District is now home to 7,056 square feet of new office space. Our Common Ground LLC, a company owned by Danvillian Barry Koplen and former Danvillian Sarah Lee Michaels, has purchased and renovated the former... Read more »

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