WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia officials — including a congressman and the governor — broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in Wythe County on Monday.

Blue Star NBR and American Glove Innovations are investing $714 million to put in a plant at the county’s Progress Park.

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith was on-hand on Monday, Nov. 22, as was Gov. Ralph Northam.

The investment is expected to create around 2,500 new jobs in the New River Valley.

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