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The Heart of the Appalachian Trail

Virginia Offers Challenge and Respite as Midpoint for Thru-Hikers

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Heritage Music Shapes the Future of Southwest Virginia on The Crooked Road

As U.S. Route 58 winds west along the southern border of Virginia into the Blue Ridge Mountains, the road takes on another name — The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is a 330-mile driving route through Southwest Virginia.

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The Story Behind an Iconic American Hike: A Conversation With Philip D'Anieri

Author Philip D’Anieri spoke about the history of the Appalachian Trail inside and outside Virginia, why he chose to cover the trail’s history through a human lens, and the inseparability of urban planning from the natural environment.

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Following The Crooked Road: A Conversation With René Rodgers

Dr. René Rodgers, head curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, spoke about Virginia’s role in the popularization of what’s now known as country music.

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Press Releases

IperionX Selects Virginia for first U.S. 100% Recycled Titanium Metal Powder Facility

September 27, 2022

IperionX Limited, a U.S. critical minerals company, plans to make a capital investment totaling $82.1 million to establish Virginia’s first titanium demonstration facility in Halifax County.

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Food Manufacturer to Expand in Virginia

September 26, 2022

Evermade Foods, a Virginia-based co-manufacturer of prepared meals sold under private label at grocery stores and through meal subscription services, will invest $110,000 to expand in Fauquier County.

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Virginia-Founded Unmanned Aircraft Systems Provider to Establish Operations in Manassas

September 23, 2022

RapidFlight, a Virginia-founded integrated designer and manufacturer of unmanned aircraft, will invest $5.5 million to establish operations in the City of Manassas.

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Case Studies

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Rene Rodgers Podcast Headshot VER Q3 2022

Following the Crooked Road: A Conversation With René Rodgers

September 30, 2022

Head Curator, Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Philip D'Anieri Podcast Headshot

The Story Behind an Iconic American Hike: A Conversation With Philip D’Anieri

September 30, 2022

Author, “The Appalachian Trail: A Biography”

Anne Kress Podcast Horizontal Headshot VER Q2 2022

Creating Positive Outcomes for Students and Employers: A Conversation With Anne Kress

July 5, 2022

President, Northern Virginia Community College

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