Breaking Ground in Bedford: Journey of a Resilient IRF Project

January 25th was a time for celebration in Bedford, when a small group gathered with shovels and reaffirmed their commitment to a project that is rebounding from a devastating fire a year ago. “There have been many twists and turns along the path to today’s milestone event. There have been setbacks that could have easily … More Breaking Ground in Bedford: Journey of a Resilient IRF Project

Hopewell, Martinsville and St. Paul receive funds to revitalize derelict downtown buildings

On Dec. 10, Governor Bob McDonnell announced more than $2 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grants, including grants for the designated VMS communities of Hopewell, Martinsville and St. Paul. The funds leverage local and private resources to achieve market-driven redevelopment of derelict structures, creating catalysts for long-term employment opportunities and on-going physical and economic … More Hopewell, Martinsville and St. Paul receive funds to revitalize derelict downtown buildings