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Gloucester C.H. receives state business development grant

Gloucester has been selected as one of three communities to receive state funding for small business development, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.

The county’s Court House area, along with the cities of Staunton and Hopewell, were the first recipients of up to $100,000 each under the first-ever Virginia Community Business Launch (CBL). The Main Street Preservation Trust took the lead on the application process on behalf of the Gloucester Main Street Association, GMSA executive director Ashley Gilmartin said Wednesday.

Stephanie Heinatz, board member of the Gloucester Main Street Association, said she is very excited that Gloucester will be able to be a part of this initiative, which she said will help spearhead economic growth across the state.

At present, she said the GMSA is working extremely hard to form a team to make the whole process come together. Though it is still premature to release details at this time, Heinatz said the GMSA is working on the team which will ...

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