Mount Rogers Region (VIAA) recognized for superior regional economic development plan
Branch Botanicals announced Wednesday it will open an 80,000 square foot plant in Progress Park that will create 40 new jobs for the area.
With a glimmer of hope that the area has held onto for years, it appears from recent job announcements that Galax is starting to recover from the downward economic spiral.
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company’s representatives announced to workers and elected officials on Jan. 26 that it will expand its factory in Galax in March, creating 115 jobs by 2015 and investing $8 million in the project.
A bridge manufacturing company plans to locate in Washington County, Va., and bring with it 32 new jobs over the next three years.
Big R Bridge – which develops engineered solutions in steel bridges, corrugated metal structures, retaining wall systems and corrugated pipe – will invest $1.9 million to locate at the former Lynchburg Steel facility in Washington County. The company will manufacture prefabricated bridge parts.
A beverage distribution center that employs 45 will become the first tenant in the newest phase of the Oak Park Center for Business and Industry.