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Birdsong ‘s $25 million modernization to highlight Suffolk as “Peanut Capital of the World”

Birdsong Peanuts, a cornerstone company of Virginia’s peanut industry for more than 100 years, will invest $25.1 million to modernize its peanut shelling facility in the City of Suffolk.

Expansion of Life Sciences in Prince William County to create up to 70 new jobs

Gov. Glenn Youngkin today, May 17, announced that Virongy Biosciences Inc., a developer of viral diagnostic technologies, anti-viral drugs, and therapeutic viral vectors, some of which are aimed at COVID, will invest $471,000 to expand in Prince William County.

Indoor farm and retail farm store coming to Arlington County

Area 2 Farms, a Public Benefit Corporation, will operate a new organic, indoor farm and retail farm store in Arlington County. In addition to growing and selling fresh produce, the company’s plans include the production of value-added products featuring items grown at Area 2 Farms.

Virginia’s March revenue collections exceeded forecasts by 22.3 percent

"I am encouraged by the strength we’re seeing in our economy when you look at steady job growth, wages rising and median family income increasing in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Youngkin.

Gov. Youngkin reports Winchester insulation plant to invest $27 million in expansion, 37 new jobs

Kingspan Insulation LLC manufactures energy efficiency and moisture management products for the residential and commercial construction industries. The company will increase production capacity by adding a new manufacturing facility for high-demand, ultra-high energy efficient OPTIM-R® vacuum insulated panels to further expand its footprint on the East Coast. The project will create 37 new jobs. In keeping with Kingspan’s Planet Passionate initiative, a 10-year global sustainability program that aims to significantly reduce its environmental footprint, the expanded facility will incorporate a number of sustainability aspects.

Bode Technology to invest $2 million and add 70 jobs to expand DNA testing services lab in Lorton

Governor Glenn Youngkin today, April 11, announced that Bode Technology, a leading provider of forensic services, will invest $2 million to expand its DNA testing services lab in Lorton to support increased customer demand.

PW Chamber to bid farewell to its president and CEO: Debbie Jones will retire Dec. 31

Debbie Jones, president and CEO of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, has announced that she will be retiring from the Chamber on Dec. 31, 2022, after a chamber career spanning more than 32 years.  She has served as President & CEO of the Chamber since July 2014, leading this business member organization through a period of significant transition, growth and success.

Italian olive oil company to set up production facility in Newport News

Certified Origins, an Italy-based company focused on providing fresh and authentic extra virgin olive oil, will invest $25 million to establish its first U.S. production facility in the City of Newport News to meet increased demand for its branded and private-label products, according to a March 30 announcement from Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Passing of John “Til” Hazel Jr., Tysons Corner developer

John “Til” Hazel Jr., who lived on a farm in nearby Fauquier County and was "a major force behind the development of Tysons Corner and several planned communities in Fairfax County in the late 20th century," according to Virginia Business, died March 16, 2022. He was 91.

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