Drug Court program celebrates first graduate

Piedmont Adult Drug Treatment Court celebrates Jessica Dudley, approaching 400 days free of substance abuse Martinsville, Va. — Jessica Dudley, the first graduate of Piedmont Adult Drug Treatment Court (PADTC), is approaching 400 days free of substance abuse. “I came into the program at my lowest,” Dudley said. “I had decided the world would be […]

August: Embracing Hope — Celebrating National Recovery Month

From the desk of Harvest President Kate Keller Martinsville-Henry County is a community that understands the power of resilience and unity. Against the backdrop of scenic landscapes and small-town charm, this region grapples with the challenges of substance abuse and addiction. However, the people of Martinsville and Henry County are working together to tackle these […]

Global Glass Fabricator to Expand in Virginia

Press Glass to expand manufacturing facility in Henry County, creating 335 new jobs RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Press Glass Inc., the largest independent glass fabricator in Europe, will invest $155.2 million to expand at the Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park in Henry County. The company will construct a 360,000-square-foot addition to […]

July: When it comes to economic development, we think about the ‘Why’

Commonwealth Crossing

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller This month we announced another large investment in the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre. Our $6 million investment, along with a $22 million investment from Virginia’s Business Ready Site Program and additional funding from local municipalities, will prepare the 200-acre site known as Tract 2 for a […]

The Harvest Foundation to invest $6 million at Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre

Commonwealth Crossing Investment

Revenue-related agreement for Tract 2 at CCBC will support EDC, Henry County, Martinsville Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation will invest $6 million to further develop Tract 2 at Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre, a premier business park spanning 726 acres, located in southern Henry County along the North Carolina border. Currently marketed as a 200-acre […]

June: Embracing Summer Activities & Building Community Connectivity

Kids playing at Philpott Lake

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller As the warm sun shines and nature flourishes, summer presents a unique opportunity to engage in activities that foster community connectivity. With longer days and plenty of local outdoor options, this season encourages us to come together, fellowship, and strengthen our bonds as neighbors. Whether you’re […]

Bank Brings Together Experts to Discuss Funding for Rural Projects

The Richmond Fed recently hosted national, regional and local organizations whose influence could help resolve some of the issues rural communities and small towns face when trying to fund their projects. The Rural Investment Capital Development Expert Convening took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 30–31 and brought together Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Annie E. […]

May: Building Community Connectedness

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller Hopefully, by now you have heard of Project Hope. We launched Project Hope last year to simultaneously celebrate our 20th Anniversary and to activate a component of our current strategic plan — building community connectedness. Last year was a great success, and we are building on […]

Additional broadband funding supports local projects

broadband investment

Governor Youngkin Announces More Than $59.5 Million in Virginia Telecommunication Initiative Grants Investment will support broadband access to more than 29,900 homes, businesses, and community anchors RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced more than $59.5 million in grants through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) for 14 projects serving 20 localities throughout Virginia. The […]