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P.O. Box 3300 | 427 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543-3300
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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.

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Posted on: April 10, 2014

MID-ATLANTIC BROADBAND DELIVERS MULTI-TERABIT CAPACITY ACROSS LIVE NETWORK IN SOUTHERN VIRGINIA

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.

MID-ATLANTIC BROADBAND
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: March 28, 2014

City will hold celebration Wednesday for JTI Fountain, Main Street Plaza

The JTI Fountain reveal and community celebration for the Main Street Plaza will be held Wednesday, April 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in front of Lou's Antiques, Jake's on Main and Amburn & Co. Salon and Spa.

The event... Read more.

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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.

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Posted on: February 25, 2014

Seed Funding for Technology Expansion in Danville

February 24, 2014

DANVILLE, Va. – The Launch Place,the Dan River Region’s leading entity to recruit emerging and serial entrepreneurs, announced today it will invest $250,000 in CirrusWorks Venture, LLC, specifically $75... Read more.

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Posted on: February 24, 2014

Data key for helping in emergencies - Remote sensing technology on horizon

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014
BY ALLISON M. ROBERTS

From its inception, KSI Data Sciences has geared all of its marketing and research toward people who are looking to bring unmanned aircrafts into things they... Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2014

Institute director: rebuilding relationships is key

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:37 pm
By BRITTANY HUGHES

In a move he labeled as a “new day at the Institute,” Executive Director Jerry Gwaltney outlined his plan for renewing regional relationships and moving forward on... Read more.

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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: February 2, 2014

Progress hangs in balance

Posted: Sunday, February 2
By DENICE THIBODEAU

A “Catch-22” situation has developed across the Dan River Region in the past year with economic development departments learning that the Army Corps of Engineers would no... Read more.

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Posted on: January 31, 2014

Search for new economic development director begins

By DENICE THIBODEAU
Danville Register & Bee

Danville City Council met for a special work session Thursday to talk about replacing Economic Development Director Jeremy Stratton, who announced his resignation last week... Read more.

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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

Danville Economic Development Stresses Teamwork

Posted: Jan 22, 2014
By Heather Rosenbaum

Danville, VA - Economic development is a team effort and Danville wants to make sure everyone is on board with its plans. Members held their first Economic Development Summit... Read more.

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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: January 8, 2014

City Council appropriates grant for Commonwealth Machinery building

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appropriate a $230,830 grant to assist with stabilizing and making external cosmetic improvements to the Commonwealth Machinery building in the River District.

The... Read more

Posted on: December 26, 2013

Bids out for 150-space River District parking garage

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Posted: Wednesday, December 25
By DENICE THIBODEAU

While the first phase of the River District streetscape project officially wrapped up last week, it doesn’t signal the end of downtown development projects.

The... Read more.

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Posted on: December 30, 2013

AllergEase expects to hire as its retail sales rise

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by Veronica Garabelli
Virginia Business Magazine Photo courtesy AllergEase Inc.

Entrepreneur Zeeshan Kaba found the idea for his current business venture in his pocket.
When allergies started giving him trouble, he... Read more.

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Posted on: December 21, 2013

Danville marks milestone for first streetscape phase

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Calling downtown the hallmark of any city, Danville officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for the first phase of the River District streetscape project. The ceremony marked the close of construction in the 300,... Read more.

Posted on: December 20, 2013

Essel Propack passes quality examinations

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Essel Propack received high marks and passed the International Organization for Standardization Audit that is used to evaluate a company’s products and services based on standards applicable to its industry.

“The auditor... Read more.

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Posted on: December 11, 2013

Danville outlines ‘China Strategy’ for recruiting new industry

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Saying China is one of the few countries today where manufacturing companies are seeking new locations around the world, Danville city officials on Tuesday outlined the effort to recruit those companies to the area.

The... Read more

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

Virginia firms aid Danville redevelopment

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by Veronica GarabelliArticle

The former Smith Seeds building in Danville has been turned into 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

A former tobacco processing center and seed warehouse in Danville is one of several... Read more.

Click here to access this Virginia Business report
Posted on: October 17, 2013

Chinese wood flooring maker will create 100 jobs over three-year period

Zeyuan Flooring International Corp. is locating its first United States manufacturing facility in Cane Creek Centre

The Regional Industrial Facility Authority and the Industrial Development Authority of Danville announce that Zeyuan Flooring International Corp. is locating its first United States manufacturing facility in Cane Creek... Read more.

Posted on: October 17, 2013

New Belk features open, airy feel

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By DENICE THIBODEAU

Hundreds of people waited for the re-opening ceremony at the Danville Mall’s Belk store Wednesday morning, listening to music provided by the Danville Youth String... Read more

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Posted on: September 26, 2013

Virginia Tops 2013 List Of The Best States For Business

The U.S. economy continues to sputter along with a cloudy outlook. The Federal Reserve indicated as much last week when it decided to maintain its monthly $85 billion bond buying program to prop up economic growth.... Read more.

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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.

Click here to access this report.
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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