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GENEDGE HIRES JERRY ROBERTSON AS SENIOR ADVISOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newport News, Va. – Jerry Robertson has accepted the new position of Senior Advisor based at the GENEDGE office in Newport News located at 12350 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 150. Jerry’s role will be to help GENEDGE establish stronger relationships within the Hampton Roads region. “I am looking forward to being part of the […]

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GENEDGE HIRES JOSHUA DAWSON AS CFO/BUSINESS MANAGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Martinsville, Va. – Joshua Dawson has accepted the position of CFO/Business Manager based at GENEDGE headquarters in Martinsville. This position oversees the Center’s fiscal and administrative activities as well as managing administration of grants and contracts. The Business Manager also coordinates the budget and the operating plan for all offices. Other duties […]

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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, […]

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Business Scale-up Program Helps Hampton Roads Grow

Special article to Inside Business, The Hampton Roads Business Journal: By Steve Holcomb, GENEDGE   The need for creating new, high-paying jobs by boosting diversified growth is increasingly important throughout Virginia. Two economic development organizations, Reinvent Hampton Roads and GENEDGE Alliance, have partnered together since spring to focus on specific industry clusters in Hampton Roads […]

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GENEDGE AWARDED STATE GRANT FOR PILOTING VIRGINIA’S DEFEND CUI PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARTINSVILLE, Va. — GENEDGE received a $500,000 single-year award from the Office of Economic Adjustment for funding the initial pilot of the Virginia’s Defend CUI Program (DEFENDCUI-VA). The program will provide high quality support for small and mid-sized DoD supply chain companies, which may be at risk to lose existing or future […]

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Warner & Kaine Announce $1.7 Million For Martinsville Organization To Support Manufacturing Throughout Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,722,571 in federal funding for a Martinsville-based organization that helps create partnerships and support manufacturing across Virginia. This funding will help Virginia GENEDGE support small and mid-sized businesses as they develop new products and customers, expand into global markets, adopt new technology, and […]

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GENEDGE HIRES STEVE HOLCOMB AS HAMPTON ROADS REGIONAL GROWTH MANAGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hampton, Va. – Steve Holcomb has accepted the new position of Hampton Roads Regional Growth Manager.  In this role, Steve will be responsible for supporting industrial development in the region by building and maintaining relationships with local and regional economic developers, industrial associations, the Port of Virginia, and the local industrial and […]

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New Upjohn Report Release Shows MEP Provides 14.5 to 1 Return to Federal Treasury

A recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of 14.5:1 for the $128 million annually invested by the federal government, according to a press release announcement made by the American Small Manufacturers Coalition press […]

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