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Middle Peninsula Alliance selected for small-scale manufacturing program

The Middle Peninsula Alliance, with its partner Main Streets from Gloucester, Mathews, Tappahannock and West Point, has been selected to participate in a small-scale manufacturing pilot program  provided by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, through the Virginia Main Street program in partnership with the National Main Street Center.

Five communities across Virginia were selected for participation. The purpose of the pilot is to provide technical assistance to communities with potential to have small-scale manufacturing as an economic development and revitalization strategy and identify opportunities and resources for scale up and implementation strategies, a release from the Middle Peninsula Alliance stated. The pilot will kick off this month and final reports will be complete before July.

“Small-scale producers are key to strengthening local and state economies,” said Matthew Wagner, Ph.D., Vice President of Revitalization Programs at the...

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