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$250 million project approved in Pittsylvania County

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Danville-Pittsylvania Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA), approved a purchase agreement with Wilmot Properties, LLC, for a project in the Berry Hill Industrial Park in Pittsylvania County on Monday.

The project's value is estimated to be more than $250 million. The agreement is for Lot 3B, a 300-acre tract of land located along Berry Hill Road.

Jessie Barksdale, RIFA and Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Chairman stated, "This project, from our current understanding, would likely represent the largest single private investment ever in Pittsylvania County. Berry Hill Industrial Park was specifically developed for these types of large projects".

Sherman Saunders, RIFA Vice-Chairman and Danville City Mayor stated, "It is exciting to know that our efforts and investment in the Berry Hill Industrial Park may result in such a regionally significant project, that would bring good jobs and shared revenue to our region. We look forward to more announcements for Berry Hill Industrial Park in the future".