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CSPDC Director Attends DDAA-NADO Conference in D.C.

The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) held its joint 2019 Washington DC conference last month. CSPDC Executive Director Bonnie Riedesel along with 500 other local development directors from around the country attended the annual conference in Arlington. The conference offered an […]

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GO Virginia Region 8 Holds Project Pipeline Summits

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council recently launched its first, annual “Call for Projects” to identify and prioritize projects for the Fiscal Year 2020 that cultivate new jobs and opportunities across the Shenandoah Valley. To begin the project prioritization process, Region 8 held two GO Virginia summit meetings at Lord […]

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John Deere Publication, The Furrow, Highlights Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold Farm Trail members Laruel Fork Sapsuckers, Meadow Croft Farm, Mountain View Farm, Rockbridge Vineyards, and Showalter’s Orchard were featured among other Shenandoah Valley farmers in The Furrow’s March 2019 issue. The Furrow is the United State’s edition of the worldwide farm magazine published in 12 languages by […]

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CSPDC Receives FEMA Funds to Update Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management received $3,017,393 in pre and post-disaster mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A portion of the awarded funds will go to the CSPDC to update the Central Shenandoah Valley All Hazards Mitigation Plan. The total cost of the Plan update is $101,385. […]

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50 Years of Transportation Planning

When Planning Districts formed in 1969, the highway system in the central Shenandoah Valley was just beginning to resemble what we know today. The last segment of Interstate 81 to be constructed in the CSPDC region, from Stuarts Draft to Harrisonburg, opened that same year. Interstate 64 from Staunton to […]

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