Recap: An Economic Update on Right to Work Virginia

Several companies are investing soon in Right to Work Virginia. Just to name of few, Mondelez International and Skyline Fabricating are both expanding within the state. Meanwhile, Performance Food Group and Amazon are both adding new locations. Altogether, these four businesses will create 727 new jobs for the states. So this is exciting news! It also shows how Right to Work states support business and job growth.

Read on so you can learn more about each investment!

Mondelez International:

The company, Mondelez International, is investing $122.5 million in order to expand in Right to Work Henrico County, Virginia. This will also create 80 new jobs!

“Mondelez International’s long-term investment in central Virginia is a testament to the region’s top-notch talent and strong business climate. […] We thank Mondelez for its long-term partnership and we look forward to its continued success here in the Commonwealth.” […]

“Mondelez International’s expansion is great news for Henrico County, Greater Richmond, and the Commonwealth and demonstrates Virginia’s ability to attract and retain high-caliber companies. […] The Commonwealth is a major hub for the food and beverage sector, and, with almost 1,000 employees who call Virginia home, Mondelez has and will continue to contribute to our leading position in this booming industry.”

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Performance Food Group:

Performance Food Group is investing $80.2 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Ashland, Virginia. This will also create 125 new jobs!

“Since the company’s founding in Richmond in 1885, Performance Food Group has called Virginia home. […] Virginia’s talented workforce and business-friendly environment will continue to fuel Performance Food Group’s plans for growth.” […]

“Performance Food Group had a choice in where to locate. We thank the company for choosing Hanover County. […] This announcement is a prime example of the importance in the investment of site development at the local level in conjunction with the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program. The project would not have been possible without the zoning in place and Tier 4 designation provided by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.”

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Amazon:

Amazon is adding a new fulfillment center soon in Right to Work Stafford County, Virginia. This will create 500 new jobs as a result!

“Virginia’s strategic location, extensive infrastructure networks, and world-class port provide Amazon continued opportunities for growth in the Commonwealth, and we welcome this new cross-dock fulfillment center in Stafford County. […] The facility will create 500 new jobs and play an important role in the company’s East Coast supply chain, further cementing Virginia’s role as a leading transportation and logistics hub.” […]

“Amazon is making significant investments throughout Virginia that are helping to drive job growth, fuel the economy, and move cargo through the Port of Virginia. […] We value Amazon’s decision as we continue to grow our collaborative and beneficial relationship.”

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Skyline Fabricating:

Skyline Fabricating is expanding in Right to Work Buchanan County, Virginia with a $675,000 investment. This will also create 22 new jobs.

“The advanced manufacturing sector is a pillar of Virginia’s economy due to continued investments from industry partners like Skyline Fabricating, and it is exciting to see the company expand its Buchanan County operation. […] We thank Skyline Fabricating for reinvesting in the Commonwealth and creating 22 more, good-paying jobs for hardworking county residents.” […]

“This will help create good manufacturing jobs that will be a boost to the economy of Buchanan County and the region. We are very excited to see Skyline Fabricating locate at Southern Gap and the continued progress that has been made at that development, of which the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority has been a major funder, along with the Buchanan County Industrial Development Authority, the county, and others.”

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To read the previous update on economic development in Right to Work Virginia, click here.

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