News Articles

A Longtime Racing Town Shifts Its Focus

By KATIE THOMAS - NY Times. Motorsports is now just one of several niche industries that the EDC hopes to promote.

Speedway revs up Martinsville's dollars

By DUSTIN LONG & MICHAEL SLUSS - Roanoke Times. Get through the numbers, formulas and prose and you get the point of the report: Racing is good. Good for cities, states, jobs and tourism.

Speedway impact: $170 million

By JOHNNY BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writer. An economic study has shown that the Martinsville Speedway is helping to drive the area’s economy to the tune of more than $170 million each year.

RTI: Building on track

By GINNY WRAY - Bulletin Staff Writer. The $100 million, 150-job titanium plant remains on schedule to be operating in late 2010 or early 2011, Vandegrift said.

Big chair attraction planned

By Bulletin STAFF. The EDC unveiled plans Thursday to turn part of the Broad Street parking lot into a park centered around a 25-foot-tall monument to the area’s furniture heritage.