Congressman Morgan Griffith announces $70k for economic development planning in 9th District
Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded $70,000 to the West Piedmont Planning District Commission for economic development planning.
Roanoke mayoral candidate promises to pursue Evans Spring development if elected
ROANOKE, Va. There may still be hope for a project canceled earlier this year that was expected to bring 1,600 jobs to Roanoke. At a news conference Tuesday, Roanoke mayoral candidate David Bowers said if he is elected in November he will do everything he can to make the project happen. We need both a development on that Evans Spring site and one that is compatible to the next door neighborhood. This is not urban renewal, it is economic development. As we seek to repair any damage to our Black citizens due to urban renewal, lets have a plan.
Sen. Tim Kaine tours downtown Danville to better understand citys economic development needs
DANVILLE, Va. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine met with Danville city officials privately Monday to discuss current and future projects in the city. Sen. Tim Kaine (blue jacket) discusses renovation plans for the 500 block of Craghead St. with developer Rick Barker (light blue shirt). Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones said a big emphasis during the walking tour was on small businesses. How the small businesses are operating and the needs of small businesses, and hear from the small businesses. Kaine said another COVID relief bill will be a top priority for lawmakers when Congress reconvenes later this month.