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Spotlight on Mill Place Commerce Park


With three projects currently under construction and a new business on the way, I thought this month's newsletter would be the perfect time to highlight Mill Place Commerce Park. This Park is a testament to just how important economic development is to Augusta County.


The Board of Supervisors purchased what is today Mill Place Commerce Park in 1996 and over time has worked toward a vision that is successfully being realized. Sumitomo Drive Technologies (formerly Hansen) has anchored the park for over a decade. Mill Place Office Park is doing so well that Countryside has expanded and just finished Phase II, which adds 7,500 SF of additional office space to the Park. Shamrock Farms, one of the largest family-owned dairies in the U.S., will have its East Coast facility operational this fall at the same time that DASCOM Americas, an international company, will be opening the doors of its North American headquarters. We are now proud to announce that Blue Ridge Machine Works is joining the Augusta County family.


Blue Ridge Machine Works will invest $1.3 million and bring 16 jobs to the County over the next three years. Click here to see pictures of the groundbreaking event. I'm excited to be part of this strategic growth - please let me know if I can help your company grow!


Amanda Glover

Economic Development Director



One Wednesday a month, One Workshop at a time

Grow your Business with the SBDC

This 4-part workshop series will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, August through November.  All sessions, hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will be held at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona and are free to all attendees.


All sessions will run from 8:15a.m.-11:30a.m. 


Wednesday, August 20: Marketing for Growth
Wednesday, September 17: 
Check-Up for your Business' Financial Well-Being
Wednesday, October 15: 
Managing Human Resources in Growth Companies
Wednesday, November 19: 
Business Growth Through Innovation

For more information, please click on any of the above links or check on the SBDC site here.

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The SBDC is here to help entrepreneurs and small businesses expand, solve problems or even get started!  With a satellite office located in the Augusta County Government Center, the SBDC is the perfect place to ask a question, write a business plan or find out how to start a business in the Augusta County area.  
Call 540-568-3227 to schedule an appointment with a SBDC counselor-it's a no-fee and confidential consultation.  Use this resource today!


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