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NACo Recognizes Prince George County for Youth Workforce Program

By Prince George County The National Association of Counties (NACo) announced June 14 that Prince George County has been granted a 2016 Achievement Award for its “Youth Workforce Academy.” The selection was made in the category of employment and training. Prince George County will join other winners selected at a luncheon on July 24 in […]


Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Prince George Draws Reporters from Around Globe

By Michael Buettner, The Progress-Index PRINCE GEORGE — The world is beating a path to the county's door. About two dozen journalists from eight countries across the globe recently gathered in Prince George for a tour of two facilities that are leading the way in advanced manufacturing, Rolls-Royce Crosspointe and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced […]


New Expansions Underway at Service Center Metals in Prince George

By John Reid Blackwell, Richmond Times-Dispatch Service Center Metals, a manufacturing company in Prince George County, has a tradition of naming any big, new pieces of equipment after rock ’n’ roll stars. When the company, a maker of aluminum extrusions, opened its manufacturing plant in the SouthPoint Business Park in 2003, it installed a 3,100-ton […]


Domestic Visitor Spending in Hopewell/Prince George Reached Nearly $100M in 2014

By Polly Elmore, H/PG Chamber of Commerce Hopewell/Price George, VA – Visitors to the Hopewell/Prince George community spent $96.96 million in 2014, an increase of 5 percent over visitor expenditures of $92.52 million in 2013. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 960 for the combined communities, with a payroll of $17.84 million. Tourist expenditures generated local taxes […]


Prince George Continues Broadband Initiatives

October 19, 2015 / Archived News/ Prince George County

By Amir Vera, The Progress-Index PRINCE GEORGE — The county is continuing to make strides to bring wireless broadband to citizens. Jeff Stoke, deputy county administrator for community and economic development, has presented options for providing broadband services throughout Prince George. Stoke said the county has been looking at different options since 2007. That same […]


Students Gain Job Experience, Life Skills in Workforce Academy

By Hermon Maclin, Prince George County Extension Agent, The Progress-Index Prince George Promise is an organization that supports youth programs in Prince George County. Workforce Academy is one of their projects that provides career development opportunities for youth at Clements Junior High School. The students apply to participate in the program and attend a series […]


Localities Look to Expose Students to the Workforce Early in Life

By Amir Vera, The Progress-Index The workforce of tomorrow. That’s been the mission of the Tri-Cities over the last decade as programs have begun in different localities to give young adults first-hand experience in a professional setting. The reason for the rise of these programs is the growing trend of young adults in today’s workforce. […]


County Approves Roughly $1 Million in Gateway Improvements

By Leah Small, The Progress-Index PRINCE GEORGE —Prince George County is working to attract more business to its hospitality district off of Exit 45, with a nearly $1 million gateway improvement initiative. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to partner with The Cameron Foundation for the construction of landscape and architectural improvements at […]


Prince George Students Gain Valuable Knowledge in Summer Program

By Amir Vera, The Progress-Index PRINCE GEORGE — The children of the county received hands-on lessons in science, history and other subjects over the last two weeks. It’s all a part of the Summer Enrichment Program in the county. The two-week program has been in operation for over 25 years and introduces students to various […]


Planning Group for Hopewell/Prince George Area Focuses on Drawing Tourists

Contributed Report, The Progress-Index HOPEWELL/PRINCE GEORGE — Members of a tourism planning group for the Hopewell/Prince George area are unanimous on the need for a river-front development that would be a draw for tourists. The decision came after taking a series of three tourism development workshops facilitated by the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber and the Virginia Tourism […]