'Real big deal': Innovation hub expected to attract new businesses to South Boston

$5 million facility could be open next year

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – A new tech center in South Boston is a sign of the town's future. 

That's according to Town Manager Tom Raab.

Microsoft is partnering with Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities to build a $5 million innovation hub.

The hub will be a place where organizations can offer workforce training and entrepreneurs can develop their ideas.

The downtown building will be the town's first new building in decades.

"This is a real big deal for Southside Virginia, Halifax County and the town of South Boston because Microsoft is involved. That should bring a lot of new businesses,” Raab said.

Construction is expected to start in August.

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