County wins state awardLook out, junior, we're on a roll. A new Subway today; corporate headquarters, transportation hub, and communications nerve center for multi-national conglomerates tomorrow.
By Wayne Quessenberry, Bland County Messenger Staff
Bland County's economic development efforts are reaping rewards. For the second consecutive year, they have won state awards.
The Virginia Economic Developers Association presented its Community Economic Development Award to the county at the recent spring conference in Williamsburg. It was accepted by County Administrator Jonathan D. Sweet on behalf of the Bland County Board of Supervisors and the Bland County Economic Development Authority.
"The award is presented in population categories," Sweet noted. "For the 5,000 to 15,000 category, we won the CEDA Award out of the entire state in our population category."
"We won for our economic and community development initiatives such as our broadband deployment and existing industry programs," Sweet added. "The association stated we were a 'best practice community' for taking an innovative approach to high-speed Internet services." (link)
Clean the cow poop off the welcome mat. Bland County awaits with open arms.