Danville, Pittsylvania County among recipients in Community Economic Development award

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) has announced the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance are the recipients of its 2020 Community Economic Development Award.

The region won in the SEDC’s large community category for its collaborative efforts to attract new business.

“This recognition reinforces that the right decision was made by County and City leaders many years ago: to adopt a regional approach and work closely together.”

Robert “Bob” Warren, Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors and Danville Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA).

Through a collaboration framework, regional agreements, financing and incentives, the region has won several recent significant projects, including Morgan Olson, Porcher Industries, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Staunton River Plastics and Aerofarms.

The SEDC is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, serving states from Texas to Florida to Virginia and Kansas.

Entries were judged on innovation, transferability, community commitment and leverage, measured objectives and secondary benefits.

A virtual award ceremony will be held on Aug. 17, where local staff will accept the award at the SEDC’s annual conference.

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