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ROANOKE CONNECT PARTNERSHIP KEY TO RETAINING JOBS

We often hear how important water, sewer, roads, bridges are to our local economic development efforts, but broadband is equally important and becoming a key factor every day. Access to high-speed internet is of critical importance to employment of residents of Halifax County.  Internet service is a key component of our infrastructure that now plays…

USDA Announces $17.5 Million Broadband Grant for Halifax County

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to NC today to announce a major investment by USDA with wide reaching economic and educational benefits for Halifax County:  North Carolina’s AccessOn Networks Inc. will receive a $17.5 million grant to connect thousands of people, 100 businesses, 76 farms and 22 educational facilities to high-speed internet in Halifax and…

Weldon Mills Distillery Receives Local Award

WELDON, NC – At their annual meeting held on September 22 at Chockoyotte Country Club, Halifax County Business Horizons (Halifax Horizons), Inc. presented its Annual “Working Together Works” award to Michael Hinderliter and Bruce Tyler, owners of Weldon Mills Distillery.  In making the presentation, Scott Aman, newly-elected President of Halifax Horizons, highlighted the vision and…

US Treasury Approves $201.9 Million for Small Business Lending In NC

The US Department of Treasury recently announced approval of $201.9 million for North Carolina to provide capital for small businesses, particularly in rural areas as a part of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The N.C. Rural Center will administer this funding which combined with other sources gives the NC Rural Center a quarter…

DEDICATION HELD FOR PREMIER BLVD EXTENSION & NC HIGHWAY 125

Friday, June 10, 2022 marked the successful completion and official opening of a project that is long-time in the making–the extension of Premier Boulevard and four-laning of NC Highway 125 in Roanoke Rapids. The Highway 125 improvements were touted by NCDOT to reduce congestion and improve highway access. The extension of Premier Boulevard was to…

Roanoke Valley Lumber Groundbreaking

Today we celebrated with Roseburg Forest Products the groundbreaking of their latest manufacturing facility – Roanoke Valley Lumber. Not only will this facility create significant jobs and investment in the Town of Weldon and Halifax County, but it has brought a group of great people from all over the country that are now living here and…

Halifax Horizons Receives $250,000 Legislative Appropriation

Halifax County Business Horizons, a nonprofit economic development organization supporting Halifax County, will receive $250,000 in state funding thanks to the work of Representative Michael H. Wray. At their meeting this week, Representative Wray presented the Board of Directors a $250,000 mock check to signify support for the organization’s work in serving as a catalyst…

2021 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SNAPSHOT

Though this past year has been challenging in many ways as result of the continuing impacts of the global pandemic, Halifax County was able to achieve great things. 2021 was a year of perseverance and growth, with record-breaking investments in Halifax County. A year of truly strategic partnerships that provided a competitive edge in our…

ROVA SITE TRANSFORMATION

The former Roanoke Valley Energy facility is a 114-acre former coal-fired power generation site in Weldon that was decommissioned in 2018. Halifax County Business Horizons, Inc. entered into a purchase agreement for the site and with funding from the NC Department of Commerce and Halifax County, completed demolition and clearance of the heavy industrial site….

RESER’S NAMED TO FORBES 2022 BEST MID-SIZE EMPLOYERS LIST

Reser’s Fine Foods has been named to Forbes’ 2022 ranking of America’s Best Mid-Size Companies, taking the #414 spot. In determining the rankings, Forbes surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. The surveys asked participants to rate the likeliness of recommending their employer, working conditions, compensation, and development opportunities. Reser’s Fine…

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