Ranked Number One!

Travel + Leisure magazine’s Best Places to Travel in August ranking places Virginia’s Northern Neck at #1. Among the reasons the magazine gives for the attractiveness of the region to visitors is its proximity to Washington D.C., Richmond, and “several other mid-Atlantic cities.” Farmers markets and seafood, wineries and excellent…

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Northern Neck Heritage Area

In 2009, Congress passed legislation directing the National Park Service to determine the feasibility of designating the Northern Neck of Virginia as a national heritage area. That feasibility study has now been completed, and the Northern Neck has met all evaluation criteria to be eligible for designation as a national…

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $365,000 in the Northern Neck

$365,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping the Northern Neck Region of Virginia Respond to Coronavirus Thursday, July 2, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $365,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Northern Neck…

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New Regional Broadband Initiative for the Northern Neck

All Points Broadband, Dominion Energy, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative and Four Counties Announce Regional Broadband Initiative for Northern Neck – All Points Broadband, Dominion Energy, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative and the Counties of King George, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a regional…

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Broadband Development

How Are Various States Expanding Broadband Access?   New research by the Pew Charitable Trusts identifies tactics for connecting unserved communities in various states, including Virginia. The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) and Commonwealth Connect are setting the example on how to achieve the goal of universal coverage. Northern Neck localities…

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COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Are Virginia Small Companies Eligible?  YES What is it?  The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). EIDL loans are 30 year…

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