Headlines and Press Releases

Perrigo Relocates

Sandy James of The Orange County Review reports on the recent departure of one of Orange's top employers.

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Filming Wraps Up In Orange

Filming of "Coming Through the Rye" is complete in Orange County, yet read how the short-term project made such a large impact on the community.

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Economic Development Strategic Plan in Its Own Development Stages

One of the top priorities for the new Economic Development Director, Tommy Miller, is the development an economic development strategic plan. Such a plan, as Mr. Miller states, "is vital to where we place our efforts in the future."

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Germanna-Wilderness Area Plan Receives Public Comment

On December 9, 2014, the Board of Supervisors gave a public briefing of the Germanna-Wilderness Area Plan. Immediately after, the Steering Committee has been collecting and reviewing public input and using those comments to make modifications to the GWAP as deemed appropriate.

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The Montpelier Foundation Seeks Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund

The Orange County Economic Development Office recently teamed with The Montpelier Foundation to submit a grant application to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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County Unveils Working Draft of the Germanna-Wilderness Area Plan

The Orange County Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and Economic Development Authority unveiled the current working draft of the Germanna-Wilderness Area Plan (GWAP) on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. As part of the public briefing that evening, the Board announced that public comment is welcome through January 2, 2015. The current GWAP draft is available on the official County of Orange website as well as instructions for how to leave public comment.

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Orange County Welcomes New Economic Development Director

Orange County welcomes its new Economic Development Director, Mr. Thomas "Tommy" Miller, previously from Hanover County Economic Development.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces 323 New Jobs for Orange County

Governor McAuliffe Press Release: Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Green Applications LLC, a Division of Green Distribution, one of the largest printers and distributors of textile merchandise and heat applied graphics on the East Coast, will invest $9.75 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the Town of Gordonsville in Orange County.

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Paschina, Morton Named Most Admired People in N.A. Wine Making

Governor McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell today issued the following statement regarding Luca Paschina, General Manager and Winemaker of Barboursville Vineyards, and Lucie Morton, a longtime viticulture consultant in Virginia, being named in Vineyard & Winery Management (V&WM) magazine's "20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry."

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Barboursville Vineyard’s, Gianni Zonin, Receives Lifetime Achievement

Governer McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding Wine Enthusiast, one of the world’s leading wine publications, awarding Gianni Zonin, the owner of Barboursville Vineyards, its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Homestead Building Systems Moving to Orange County

Orange County Review: "Homestead Building Systems (HBS) has acquired the former Timber Truss manufacturing facility near the Orange County Airport and hopes to move its production there by the end of the year."

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Economic Development Partnership Refocuses with New Name

The Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development, a partnership that includes Orange County, is rebranded and renamed.

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