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GENEDGE AWARDED FUNDING FOR DOD RURAL SUPPLY CHAIN GROWTH PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Today GENEDGE announced the receipt of a $500,000 single-year award from the Office of Economic Adjustment to fund the initial pilot of the Virginia Department of Defense (DoD) Rural Supply Chain Growth Program.

GENEDGE will operate the program to identify, select, and assist Virginia companies in rural regions, micropolitan, and small metropolitan areas to achieve growth by expanding their DoD related business. Companies will create a foundation for sustainable growth and increase capacity for future demand. In addition, this effort will address the imbalance in growth between large and rural locations.

“Using our proven expertise in innovation, strategy, supply chain optimization, and technology acceleration, GENEDGE will help rural companies identify opportunities based on DoD supply chain needs to drive development of new, commercially viable offerings for successful growth,” according to Bill Donohue, President & Executive Director. “The program will address the goals of DoD to improve the resiliency of Virginia-based supply chain businesses and of the Commonwealth by supporting needed economic growth in our rural areas.

To learn more about or apply for the VA Department of Defense (DoD) Rural Supply Chain Growth program visit https://www.genedge.org/program/rural-growth-program/, or contact – Dean Young, dyoung@genedge.org, (804) 801-6000.

About GENEDGE:

GENEDGE is the Commonwealth’s management consulting enterprise whose mission is to be Virginia’s best public resource to help manufacturing and industry innovate, compete, and grow. We deliver consulting based expertise and technology transfer to over 200 companies each year. Our team helps clients expand, diversify, improve top & bottom line results, create jobs and sustain employment. We are part of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network, which provides access to industry-wide services and proven, results-based solutions. GENEDGE affiliates include the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Wytheville, VA and a premier network of over 50 partners and service providers.

CONTACT:

Virginia DoD Rural Supply Chain Growth Program – Dean Young, dyoung@genedge.org, (804) 801-6000

Media – Linda Lancaster, llancaster@genedge.org, (276) 732-4220

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