Virginia Named #1 Top State for Business (Again)

Recently, Governor Ralph Northam proudly announced that CNBC, a world leader in business news, has declared the state of Virginia as America’s Top State for Business in 2021. The Governor joined CNBC at the Port of Virginia for a live broadcast where the winner was revealed, following an extensive study of 85 distinct metrics across … More Virginia Named #1 Top State for Business (Again)

PastForward Online 2021 Registration Open!

Excitingly, the PastForward Online 2021 registration has opened, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation invites preservationists and preservation lovers to celebrate the power of place, virtually, from November 2-5, 2021! With more than 32 thought-provoking educational sessions and engaging networking events, those that have a role in preserving places that made America and sustain … More PastForward Online 2021 Registration Open!

Buena Vista Receives Community Development Block Grant to Help Bolster Downtown Revitalization Efforts

Excitingly, the City of Buena Vista was awarded a $1,000,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to help bolster downtown revitalization efforts and build upon recent work to formulate a comprehensive Downtown Revitalization Strategy, which was aided by a DHCD planning grant! The grant will provide … More Buena Vista Receives Community Development Block Grant to Help Bolster Downtown Revitalization Efforts

Honoring Public Service Volunteers through CivicPlus’ Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award

As they’ve done through previous years, Main Street America will be a co-sponsor of the awards program sponsored by CivicPlus, Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award (STACVA). The national program will honor 100 extraordinary public service volunteers in smaller localities , shining a spotlight on the growing need for citizens to fill critical civic roles that support key local … More Honoring Public Service Volunteers through CivicPlus’ Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award

New Zoning Amendment in Powhatan County Caters to Small-Scale Food Production

Recently, the Powhatan Board of Supervisors proactively responded to the needs of county home-based food companies seeking commercial space by adopting an amendment that establishes a precise definition for companies that fall between home-based operations and large industrial ventures. Past zoning rules had not clearly defined small-scale food and beverage production facilities, but the new … More New Zoning Amendment in Powhatan County Caters to Small-Scale Food Production