Carry-On Trailer Expands Operations in Westmoreland County

Carry-On Trailer is investing $9.2 million at its operation in Westmoreland County to increase capacity, creating 60 new jobs. The company is upgrading to a power coat paint system that will allow it to produce more premium products and increase production to serve growing demand from its northeast customers. Carry-On…

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Northern Neck National Heritage Area

Virtual Public Meeting April 18, 2024 For Immediate ReleaseApril 4, 2024 Contact: Jerry W. Davis, AICP, Executive DirectorOrganization: Northern Neck Planning District CommissionEmail: jdavis@nnpdc17.state.va.usPhone: (804) 333-1900 ext 22Northern Neck National Heritage Area Hosts Virtual Public Meeting April 18 Warsaw – The public is invited to participate and provide input as…

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New Aquaponics Facility in the Northern Neck

On average, beef cattle consume six pounds of feed to produce one pound of beef. This 6:1 Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) is well above the FCR for chicken, at about 2:1. Fish like tilapia can do better, according to Tammy Cole, Director of Operations at Healthy Harvest Fresh, in Warsaw.…

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Shallow Draft Dredging Plan

In 2018, the Virginia General Assembly established the Virginia Waterway Maintenance Fund. It provides the opportunity for localities to receive funds for planning, design, and construction of dredge projects. There are 123 working waterfronts in the Northern Neck of Virginia that facilitate commercial fishing, aquaculture, recreational boating, and boat building…

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Northern Neck Broadband Project

First Northumberland County Customer Connected LOTTSBURGH [September 27, 2023]—All Points Broadband connected its first customer in Northumberland County today. Partly funded by a grant from the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI), Northumberland County’s universal broadband coverage is part of the Northern Neck Broadband Project, a large and complex undertaking that began…

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Foam-Free Virginia

The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation in 2021 that will ban the use of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) by food vendors. The legislation also discourages the sale and use of EPS products and the encourages the promotion of alternatives to EPS. Currently, the ban is to take effect in two phases.…

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A River Oasis

The 4th Quarter issue of VEDP’s Virginia Economic Review has a feature on the Northern Neck. Click here to view it.

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The Northern Neck’s CEDS Online

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The NNPDC is responsible for updating the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The region includes Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties. The Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC) was designated an Economic Development District in the year 2000 by the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development…

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Coastal Resilience

The  Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan recognizes the challenge that flooding poses to coastal Virginia, including to the Northern Neck peninsula’s over one thousand miles of coastline. Part of the plan was the development of the Coastal Resilience Web Explorer, which allows users to see Virginia’s current and future exposure…

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