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MPA Receives VTC Marketing Leverage Grant

February 3, 2019

The Middle Peninsula Alliance has received its first-ever Marketing Leverage Grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The grant will help the MPA launch its "Discover Virginia's Middle Peninsula" campaign, designed to help its region's tourism partners gain more visibility that leads to increased visitation, expenditures and business investment.

PamunkeyNet RFQ Issued

January 27, 2019

The Middle Peninsula Alliance is seeking responses from professional services firms with qualifications to create a business plan that reflects a sustainable business model for a last-mile internet service provider.  The project is funded through a grant from GO Virginia and is ultimately intended to result in a business plan for a business line of the Pamunkey Tribe, which is based in King William County Virginia.  This RFQ will result in identification of professional firms to which a formal Request for Proposals can be sent in early 2019.  PamunkeyNet RFQ

Premier Tech Expansion announced by Governor Northam

November 9, 2018

Premier Tech Expansion announced by Governor Northam

KING AND QUEEN COUNTY—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Premier Tech, a global leader in the horticulture and agriculture sector, will invest $1.89 million to expand its peat moss and pine bark mixing and distribution facility in King and Queen County. The investment will enable the company to increase its production capacity and introduce new products to the East Coast market. Virginia successfully competed with Minnesota for this project, which will create 20 new jobs.

“As one of King and Queen County’s largest employers, Premier Tech is an invaluable corporate partner whose expansion will have far-reaching benefits, both for the region and for Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries,” said Governor Northam. “Global manufacturers such as Premier Tech are drawn to the Middle Peninsula for its strong manufacturing talent pool and competitive operating costs. We are grateful to Premier Tech for its commitment to rural Virginia, and we look forward to seeing the company continue to thrive in the Commonwealth.”

Founded in 1923, Premier Tech is a global manufacturer of packaging equipment, water management systems, and growing media products, with over 4,500 team members in 26 countries. The company’s activities are organized within three key business segments: Horticulture and Agriculture, Industrial Equipment, and Environmental Technologies. Premier Tech operates six locations in the U.S., including the King and Queen County facility which produces mixes of mulch, fertilizers, and growing media solutions.

Bennett Mineral Selected

July 18, 2018

Bennett Mineral Company in King & Queen County has been selected to participate in the 2-year Virginia Leaders In Export Trade (VALET) program, sponsored by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

Gloucester Main Street Businesses Continue to Succeed

May 7, 2018

Gloucester Main Street has once again been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. 

Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

“We are thrilled to honor this year’s 829 nationally accredited Main Street America programs for their commitment to preservation-based economic development and the revitalization of their commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “The power of Main Street shines across the country through these vibrant communities, who have all worked to generate impressive economic returns, preserve community character, and celebrate local history.”