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Brunswick officials

Organic Growth in Brunswick County

Source: SoVaNow, South Boston News & Record and Mecklenburg Sun

Excerpt: Twelfth-generation farmer Jordan Brandon is a trailblazer. He and more than 20 farmers who make up the new Southern Virginia Vegetable Packing operation in Brunswick County are helping to transition southern Virginia farmers away from traditional crops such as tobacco in favor of growing organic produce.

Read the full story here: http://www.sovanow.com/index.php?/news/article/organic_growth/

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CDBG Planning Grants

DHCD offers planning grants through the CDBG program to increase the potential for project success and impact. These grants aid in developing clearly articulated strategies for addressing a locality’s greatest community development needs following meaningful citizen participation. For more details, see the Planning Grant Fact Sheet.

Get the details here: https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/cdbg-planning-grants

US Small Business Administration

SBA Proposes rule to eliminate regulations that exclude faith-based organizations from seven SBA programs

Source:Brunswick Times-Gazette

Excerpt:

Public Comments Due by February 18, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration invites public comment on a proposed rule designed to remove regulatory provisions that exclude certain faith-based organizations from seven business loan and disaster assistance programs. These programs include the Intermediary Lending Program (ILP), Business Loan programs (7(a), Microloan and 504 programs), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL) program and Immediate Disaster Assistance Program (IDAP).

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Go Virginia

GO Virginia Region 3 Council adopts strategy

The GO Virginia Region 3 Council announces the launch of its Region 3 Entrepreneur & Innovation Investment Strategy.

Developed by the team of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) and the Longwood Office of Community and Economic Development (LOCED), the strategy provides the council a framework to utilize its resources to invest in projects that support business formation in the region.

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Source: The Gazette-Virginian