A climate tech startup - and Earthshot Prize finalist - designs new method to reduce clothing

What generally happens when clothes go out of style is giving the fashion industry a bad look. "The fashion and textile industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world," said Conor Hartman, chief operating officer of Circ, a climate tech startup trying to refashion the clothing industry. "The world is producing more than 100 million tons of textiles every 12 months. It's equivalent in weight to a million Boeing 757s."   
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Pentagon awards $12.7M to IperionX for expansion of South Boston plant

IperionX has received a $12.7 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Defense to expand its titanium recycling demonstration plant in South Boston, a step toward bolstering the nation’s supply chain for the defense industry.

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4,000+ STUDENTS CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS AT 10TH CAREER CHOICE YOUTH EXPO

The 2023 Career ChoICE Youth Expo events – hosted at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham and Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville – allowed 4,027 middle and high students to connect with employers and learn about career pathways and employment opportunities in their region. Over its 10-year history, 36,710 students have participated, allowing local employers to inspire and educate the next generation and helping students understand the opportunities available to them.

 
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Housing Summit 2023

The 2023 Southern Virginia Regional Housing Summit served as a dynamic platform for six thriving localities to showcase the latest breakthroughs in residential housing development. The primary objective of the summit was to inspire the development of fresh residential housing projects. By uniting experts from diverse sectors, our aim was to nurture partnerships that went beyond traditional boundaries and explored innovative prospects. Collectively, we charted a course toward a more vibrant and dynamic future for housing in Southern Virginia.

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Betting on Success

Betting on Success

Article by: Virginia Business | Written by: Elizabeth Cooper

Thousands of new jobs are flowing into Southern Virginia as Caesars Virginia prepares to open its permanent casino resort next year, and industries move into the region or expand.
 
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Developer proposes 600-acre mixed-use residential project in Pittsylvania County

Developer proposes 600-acre mixed-use residential project in Pittsylvania County

Article from Cardinal News | Written By: Grace Mamon 

An investment group wants to bring 1,900 new residential units to 600 acres of southwestern Pittsylvania County in a master-planned community that would be a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, apartments and senior living. 

If approved, the project by Southside Investing LLC would take a decade or longer to complete, according to a news release from the local investment group.

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With casino opening and possible major industry at megasite in Dan River Region, where will workers come from?

With casino opening and possible major industry at megasite in Dan River Region, where will workers come from?
 
Article from Danville Register & Bee | Written by: John Crane
 

With major manufacturers’ eyes on the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill and the upcoming Caesars Virginia casino resort, there is the potential for thousands of additional new jobs in the Dan River Region.

That scenario brings up the question: where will the workers come from to fill those positions?
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