MPA Region Selected for Pilot Main Street Program

February 12, 2020

On January 24, the Middle Peninsula Alliance, with its partner Main Streets from Gloucester, Mathews, Tappahannock and West Point, was selected to participate in a Small Scale Manufacturing Pilot program provided by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, through the Virginia Main Street program in partnership with the National Main Street Center.  MPA is proud to be partnering with Gloucester, Mathews, Tappahannock and West Point in this program.


A total of five communities across Virginia were selected for participation. The purpose of the pilot is to provide technical assistance to communities with potential to have small scale manufacturing as an economic development and revitalization strategy and identify opportunities and resources for scale up and implementation strategies. The pilot will kick off in February and final reports will be complete before July 2020.  See full news release here:  Main Street Manufacturing in the MPA