Prince Edward County is growing! Whether working with new company's seeking to locate their business here, or working with existing businesses that seek to expand their operations, the Economic Development office works tirelessly to find grant monies, funding sources, the right location for each business, and works closely with the employment services to ensure there is a competent and fluid work force.
The newest Lowe's Home Improvement Center opened in the Prince Edward County Business Park in Farmville, Virginia on January 5th at 9 a.m. with a Board Cutting Ceremony. 150 Full and Part time jobs were created, re-affirming Prince Edward County's place as the commerce hub for the six county region.
From Left to Righ: Karl Schultze, Lowe's Store Manager; Mike Thomas, Lowe's Administrative Manager; William G. "Buckie" Fore, Howard Simpson, Sally Gilfillian, James Moore, and Charles McKay.
Prince Edward County is the business and service hub for 6 surrounding counties and serves more than 150,000 people.
- Industry development is growing
- Centra Southside Community Hospital is the full service hospital within this region.
- Shopping is located throughout Farmville, the county seat of Prince Edward County
- Farmville reported a record $1 Billion plus in retail sales in 2006
With the development of Lowe's in the Prince Edward County Business Park, the expectation is that more retail opportunities will follow. Additionally, there is room at the Business Park for Professional Offices. The Office of Economic Development is currently seeking out those opportunities, and invites businesses to contact them at 434.392.1482 or email the Director Sharon Carney for more information.
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