-All Virginia regions saw increased tourism revenue while Virginia reached $23 billion-
Boydton, VA (September 9, 2016) - Data released by the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year.
According to the U.S. Travel Association, tourism in Virginia generated $23 billion in travel spending. Tourism also supported 223,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and $1.6 billion in state and local taxes. The increase is largely
Unmanned aircraft systems — commonly known as drones — weighing up to 160 pounds with a 12-foot wingspan were tested at the Farmville Regional Airport this week, led by Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) in collaboration with American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI).
Seven VGA Counties possess a certificate of authorization from the FAA
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced initiatives that will further develop unmanned systems technology to strengthen the new Virginia economy, with an emphasis on unmanned aircraft systems.
“Unmanned systems technology is the next generation of research and data analytics and our investment into this technology gives Virginian companies the edge in competing in the global market,” Governor Terry McAuliffe said. “With these groundbreaking initiatives,
Governor McAuliffe announced a permit for a new solar facility to be built by Firestone Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia Solar. Once complete, the 19.8-megawatt project will be the first utility-scale solar generator of its kind in Buckingham County.
After repeated delays by Georgia’s Congressional Delegation, construction for the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) in Fort Picket, resumed on February 25th.
FASTC will provide hard-skills security training to State Department personnel and the foreign affairs community. The U.S. Department of State, working with the U.S. General Services Administration ( GSA) worked extensively to conduct environmental studies at Fort Pickett, which showed that the site was suitable for FASTC.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is planning an addition and renovations to the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation (VCBR) in Nottoway County. This expansion will provide residential and treatment space for an additional 183 residents, with the ability to expand to serve another 75 individuals. Construction is estimated to cost approximately $80 million. This project is in the detailed design phase and was presented