Visitor Spending Reached $70.4 Million in Martinsville – Henry County in 2022

Paddling at Philpott Lake in Bassett, Virginia.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beth Marshall Marketing & Communications Manager Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276.403.5946 bmarshall@yesmartinsville.com     Virginia reached $30.3 billion in visitor spending, returning to pre-pandemic levels Martinsville – Henry County, VA (January 25, 2024)– Visitor spending for Martinsville – Henry County reached $70.4 million, a 5.1 percent change over 2021. Tourism-supported […]

Project Hope grantees awarded $91,287 in funding

Nine (9) grant recipients with projects across Martinsville-Henry County will complete projects over the next year Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation’s Project Hope grants program awarded nine recipients a total of $91,287 during today’s grantee celebration at The TAD Space in Uptown Martinsville. Kate Keller, president of The Harvest Foundation, welcomed around 50 grant […]

September: A vital investment in Martinsville-Henry County’s future

A Guest Column from The Harvest Foundation Team We began our equity journey as an organization more than two years ago with the hope of furthering our vision and mission to serve Martinsville-Henry County. It is our vision for everyone who lives in MHC to share in the promise of a healthy, prosperous, and vibrant […]

Outdoor pickleball courts coming to Martinsville, Henry County

Pickleball players play a game at the Henry County Recreation Center

The City of Martinsville, County of Henry each received a $25,000 PUP grant to develop new outdoor pickleball courts Martinsville, Va. — Local pickleball players will have more options to enjoy the sport in Martinsville-Henry County with support from The Harvest Foundation’s PUP Small Grants Program. During today’s Pickleball Free-For-All event at the Henry County […]

Sharing Martinsville, Henry County health equity data

(MARTINSVILLE, VA) — What do current data say about the quality of life in Martinsville/Henry County? A briefing on Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at New College Institute, located at 191 Fayette St, Martinsville, will reveal just that. Anyone with interest is invited to attend. The West Piedmont Health District (WPHD), The Harvest Foundation and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April: We all deserve an MHC filled with hope and positivity

Project Hope 2023 Community Listening Session at Bassett High School

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller I’m inspired by the hope builders in our community who’ve shared their dreams and ideas with us in our Project Hope Community Listening Sessions this week. We’ve heard from school administrators, teachers, parents, retirees, and other members of our community who are concerned about their neighborhoods […]