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SBIF Grants Made to Four Small Businesses

December 22, 2016

SBIF Grants Made to Four Small Businesses

Four small businesses will receive a share of over $10,000 in grants and services through the annual business plan competition.

Novatech to bring 50 new jobs to Henry County

December 13, 2016


Martinsville, VA (December 13, 2016) – Novatech group to invest $3 million to establish first US manufacturing operation. 

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Novatech Group, a leading Quebec manufacturer of doorglass, steel doors, patio doors, retractable screens, and insulated glass with or without blinds, will invest $3 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Henry County. The company will lease a 100,000-square-foot facility to produce and distribute a variety of patio doors. Virginia successfully competed against six other states for this project, which will create 50 new jobs.

Eastman Foundation Donation to Help Revitalize Fieldale Business District

September 27, 2016

Eastman Foundation

Martinsville, VA (September 27, 2016) – The Eastman Foundation has committed $125,000 to the effort to revitalize Fieldale, the site of its largest operation in Henry County.

Eastman officials presented a ceremonial check for that amount to the Smith River Small Towns Collaborative on September 6 at the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) offices. The money will go towards streetscape improvements, facade and/or grounds work at the Fieldale Recreation Center (formerly the Fieldale Community Center) and any other needed areas within the Fieldale business district, according to Mary Ann Mason, grant administrator for Henry County.

SBIF Business Plan Competition

September 8, 2016

Local entrepreneurs will have a chance to compete for funding, space and mentoring through the Small Business Investment Forum (SBIF) business plan competition. Applications accepted September 6-October 14, 2016.

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Harvest Youth Board grants Smith River Sports Complex $2,500

August 22, 2016

Harvest Youth Board grants Smith River Sports Complex $2,500

The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) plans to broaden the age appeal of the children’s playground by enhancing it with a $2,500 grant from the Harvest Youth Board.The current children’s playground at the SRSC is designed for a target age range of 4-to-7 years, according to the project application. This expansion will extend the range from 2-to-12 years.