Harvest Foundation to invest $6M at CCBC

马丁斯维尔,弗吉尼亚州. — The Harvest Foundation will invest $6 million to further develop Tract 2 at 英联邦穿越 Business Centre, a premier business park spanning 726 acres, located in southern 亨利县 along the North Carolina border.

Currently marketed as a 200-acre site with a 57-acre graded pad, Tract 2 has the potential to be the largest contiguous industrial site ever developed in Martinsville-亨利县 and will be nearly four times larger than the sites occupied by Press Glass and Crown Holdings. 这项投资, along with a $22 million grant from 维吉尼亚州’s Business Ready Site Program and additional support from local municipalities, will allow Tract 2 to be marketed as a 200-acre site with a 150-acre graded pad.

“Investing in traditional economic development — increasing jobs and tax base for Martinsville-亨利县 — remains a cornerstone in our strategic plan and plays a vital role in building a community that is healthy, 繁荣生机,凯特·凯勒说, president of The Harvest Foundation. “Greater opportunities for higher wages and rewarding careers sets Martinsville-亨利县 up for success. We are proud to be a partner at the table working to improve our community’s distinction in the global marketplace.”

Harvest’s longstanding partnerships with the Martinsville-亨利县 Economic Development Corp. (EDC), 亨利县, and the City of Martinsville, initiated an opportunity to develop a funding agreement tied to revenues generated on Tract 2 at 英联邦穿越. This funding agreement will support ongoing economic development efforts for the benefit of the City of Martinsville, 亨利县 和EDC.

“Economic development remains a top priority for the Board of Supervisors,吉姆·亚当斯说, chairman of the 亨利县 Board of Supervisors. “With the help of the City of Martinsville and community partners like the Harvest Foundation, we are accomplishing that goal. I often look at economic development as a race. These grant funds will create the momentum that we need to eventually carry us through the finish line.”

亨利县 Administrator Dale Wagoner added, “Our priority is creating economic opportunity for our residents. Today’s actions will undoubtedly accelerate economic development and lay a solid foundation for strengthening our community into the future.”

Collaboration and partnerships drive economic growth and development for communities, according to Martinsville Mayor LC Jones.

“Community is not defined by the lines drawn on a map, ideals or opinions,” Jones said. “Community is when neighbors come together and take action, creating a legacy that inspires others to dream more, lol电竞菠菜, 变得更, and do more for one another.”

City of Martinsville Manager Leon Towarnicki added, “This is a great example of the city and county working cooperatively together for the betterment of our community. The revenue-related funding agreement will help with anticipated grading costs of Tract 2 at CCBC (英联邦穿越 Business Centre) and helps to provide sustainable funding for the EDC for years to come.”

Once the Tract 2 grading project is completed, this will be the only site in 维吉尼亚州 with more than 150 acres, 完整的工具, 供水和下水道, 电, 天然气, 光纤和电信, 和rail-served.

“This is a significant step forward for the combined economic development efforts in our community,詹姆斯·麦克莱恩说, board chair of the Martinsville-亨利县 EDC. “Harvest has long advocated for a consistent revenue stream benefitting the City, 县, 和EDC. The Martinsville-亨利县 EDC is grateful to all who worked to make this a reality.”