Virginia News & Features

Our Quarterly Publication: Virginia Economic Review

Our Quarterly Publication

Virginia Universities Prove Fertile Ground for Startups

Virginia’s higher education system, consistently ranked as one of the best in the country, is well established as an elite talent incubator. But the Commonwealth’s universities, both public and private, also serve as a launching pad for startup companies.

Read More

An Inside Look at Drone Innovation: A Conversation With Tom Walker

Tom Walker, founder and CEO of DroneUp, a provider of drone delivery and flight services discusses DroneUp’s history and growth in Virginia, and the company’s work to grow the unmanned industry in Virginia through a unique educational partnership.

Read More

Paul’s Fan Company Leverages International Sales for Domestic Expansion

Paul's Fan Company in Buchanan County was founded in 1958 as a small machine shop servicing the coal mining industry. It evolved over the years to expand its focus and, thanks to strong growth in the early 2000s, eventually purchased the Jeffrey Fans line from construction equipment giant Caterpillar. 

Read More

Press Releases

Zollner Elektronik to Expand Through Multi-Location Investment, Creating 100 Jobs in Virginia

March 15, 2023

Zollner Elektronik AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturing service providers for electronic and mechatronic components, will invest a combined $18 million to expand in Virginia.

Read More

Advanced Integrated Technologies to Increase Capacity in the City of Norfolk

March 10, 2023

Advanced Integrated Technologies (AIT), a ship repair scontractor for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Military Sealift Command, will invest $500,000 to expand in the City of Norfolk.

Read More

SanMar® Corporation to Establish Company’s Largest Distribution Operation in Virginia

March 9, 2023

SanMar® Corporation, a leading supplier of wholesale accessories and apparel, will invest at least $50 million to establish a distribution operation in the East Coast Commerce Center in Hanover County.

Read More

Case Studies

Click below to find out more about the companies who are growing and innovating in Virginia.


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”

View All Podcasts