Aldi to Build Distribution Center and Establish Divisional Headquarters in Dinwiddie County

August 23, 2016 / Current News

No-frills German grocery retailer Aldi is planning to establish a divisional headquarters and build a 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Dinwiddie County near one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers.

Apprentices Filling Workforce Need at Rolls-Royce Plant in Prince George

August 12, 2016 / Current News

As Rolls-Royce North America continues to equip the latest expansion of its Prince George County plant with high-tech machinery, the company also is recruiting people into an apprenticeship program for manufacturing precision aircraft components.

Ripples from Across the Pond

August 12, 2016 / Current News

The completion of the $5.4 billion, nine-year project to expand the Panama Canal opens up the trade route to the East Coast for ships from Asia, shortening the trip to the U.S. by five days. Updates included a third traffic lane through the canal, which doubled its capacity. Since its opening on June 26, 136 ships have made plans to travel through the renovated canal.

Southside Agriculture on Showcase

August 12, 2016 / Current News

This year’s event, themed “Celebrating Southside Virginia’s Agricultural Diversity,” raised awareness of new agricultural tools and services with more than 150 exhibits at Double “B” Farms in Dinwiddie County, and brought a crowd of several hundred out to the event, among them Governor Terry Mcauliffe.

Machining Skills Certification Program Opens Options for Transitioning Troops

August 12, 2016 / Current News

Transitioning or recently separated service members can now apply for a free 18-week training course to qualify them as computer numeric controlled machinists and open new career opportunities in the ever-growing manufacturing industry.

Why Virginia?

August 12, 2016 / Current News

The American Dream: It started here. The Virginia Company, founded in 1606, was a joint-stock corporation similar to other international trading companies of its day. From this early commercial venture, the United States ultimately was founded.

From Hollywood to Petersburg

August 12, 2016 / Current News

The Dixie Restaurant has a sign on the door boasting about Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” having filmed there, not far from where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks filmed their upcoming comedy “Ithaca” on Sycamore Street. “Mercy Street,” which wrapped filming in June, saw crowds of costumed actors and actresses fill Olde Towne Petersburg for weeks.

Governor McAuliffe Announces Workforce Grant Program

August 12, 2016 / Current News

By Christina Nukols, Office of the Governor  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the […]

Governor McAuliffe Announces $350M Investment to Expand Norfolk Terminals

August 12, 2016 / Current News

By Becca Mitchell, WTKR NORFOLK – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday morning a $350 […]

Cameron Foundation Gives $2M in Grants

By Staff Reports, The Progress-Index PETERSBURG — The Cameron Foundation has awarded $2 million in […]