$5 million Department of Defense grant will help train shipbuilding workers in Danville. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the funding last week to help the state’s manufacturing industries. Danville and Hampton Roads will benefit from the money, ...
Danville part of $5M Department of Defense grant to train shipbuilding workers
Danville looks to restructure enterprise zone for economic development projects
Danville officials hope to redraw the geographic boundaries of an enterprise zone in the city in order to attract more industry. An enterprise zone is an area where industries can receive state and local incentives for locating there.
After Ikea closure, Cane Creek Centre in Ringgold sees surge in growth
Ikea shut down its manufacturing facility at Cane Creek Centre Industrial Park in Ringgold nearly two years ago. Since then, the 800-acre park off South Boston Road has seen a windfall of investment and newly created jobs. Nearly 1,200 jobs ...
Linwood Wright, former Danville mayor and economic development titan, dies at 86
Linwood Wright, a former Dan River Inc. executive who served on Danville City Council from 1986 to 1998 and most recently worked as public and governmental affairs consultant with the city’s economic development office, died Wednesday morning. ...
Demolition begins at Schoolfield mill site, the future home of Danville’s casino
Demolition began this week to make way for the Caesars Virginia casino at the former Dan River Inc. Schoolfield site. It will take several months to completely demolish structures at the site. “Full demolition will take seven to nine ...
River City Barcade to open in Danville
DANVILLE, Va. — A new business is slated to take the place of Lynn Street Market, which closed just two weeks ago. Christina and John Grothe are planning to open River City Barcade in the former market around Nov. 1. As the name suggests, ...
Trying to bring new life to old schools, Danville considers transferring 2 facilities to IDA for possible redevelopment
The city’s office of economic development has requested that the buildings that housed W. Townes Lea and Glenwood elementary schools be transferred from city ownership to the Danville Industrial Development Authority, the city’s land-buying arm.
‘This is the new Danville.’ Architectural design of casino — featuring iconic smokestacks — revealed in ceremony
“Exciting” was the word of the day as the architectural renderings of Danville’s future casino resort were revealed at a Thursday ceremony at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.