Fifty Years of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions

Report: Celebrating 50 Years of Regional Collaboration. Twenty-one Planning District Commissions/Regional Councils form part of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC), which celebrates its 50th year in 2019. The VAPDC works to bring diverse resources together at the regional level, in partnership with local, state, and federal entities…

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Callao Project Gets a Bus Shelter

Bay Transit and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission’s NeckRide Commuter Program, along with Northumberland County and the Callao Hometown Community Association inaugurated a new bus shelter in front of Nino’s Pizza in Callao on Friday, September 13, 2019. The shelter installation is part of public improvements funded by the…

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Broadband Development

In FY 2020, The Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) is awarding $19 million to eligible applicants throughout the state to provide last-mile services to unserved areas. The Northern Neck Planning District Commission and The Northern Neck Broadband Authority have submitted a regional application on behalf of six Virginia localities (Caroline, Mathews,…

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Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI)

PUBLIC NOTICE INTENT TO REQUEST FUNDS FROM THE VIRGINIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE August 2, 2019 The Northern Neck Planning District Commission will submit a grant application to the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) which seeks financial assistance to supplement construction costs of a regional public/private effort to extend broadband services to unserved…

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Go Virginia

Upcoming Meetings: November 15, 2019 – Executive Committee Meeting – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Dr, Warsaw, VA 22572 December 9, 2019 – Region 6 Council Meeting – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Bowling Green Office, 14380 Fredericksburg…

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$1.2 Million Investment in Town of Warsaw

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Old Rappahannock Brewing Company, LLC will create 11 new jobs and invest over $1.2 million to open a new production facility and tasting room in the Town of Warsaw. The company will source more than 90 percent of the hops, wheat, oysters, and fruit…

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Northern Neck Hub-Zone Companies Among Recipients of Seaport Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2018 Warsaw, VA —The U.S. Navy has awarded spots on a potential ten-year, $50 billion contract to 1,870 businesses for project management and engineering-support services. Three Northern Neck companies were awarded contracts in this announcement: MTEQ in Kilmarnock; Digital Dynamics, LLC, in Kilmarnock; and…

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Walking Tour: Heathsville

Established as Northumberland County’s seat in 1681, Heathsville is the oldest seat of government in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Today, its historic district, running along Northumberland Highway (Hwy. 360), is centered at the Old County Courthouse, surrounded by antebellum plantation complexes. With a grant from the Virginia Department of…

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A Growing Industry in the Northern Neck

Craft breweries are beginning to attract the attention of economic developers in the Northern Neck of Virginia. They are part of a vibrant industry of dedicated entrepreneurs who go beyond the business model of attracting customers just to buy drinks. “They are becoming part of the fabric of many communities,”…

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Opportunity Zones

The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included provisions for a new revitalization tool, the Opportunity Zone and Opportunity Fund. The designated zones and funds allow investors to receive tax benefits on currently unrealized capital gains that are invested through Opportunity Funds in eligible census tracts designated as…

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