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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.

Blue Ridge Aquaculture to Expand Tilapia Growing Operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Blue Ridge Aquaculture will invest $3.2 million to expand their aquaculture operation in Henry County and create five new jobs.  Founded in 1993, Blue Ridge Aquaculture is the largest producer of aquaculture-raised tilapia in the world using an environmentally sensitive, indoor recirculating system; producing 4 million pounds of tilapia a year and shipping between 10,000 and 20,000 pounds of live tilapia each day.

Novatech to bring 50 new jobs to Henry County

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.