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Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in Danville on Thursday, Sept. 8, to make an economic development announcement. The governor will speak at 1 p.m. at the Charles Hawkins Building, which is located at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.
The economic development announcement will be the latest in a series for the Danville area. The most recent came when McAuliffe and city leaders traveled to England, where it was announced on July 12 that the British company Overfinch would invest up to $8.6 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Danville. The company plans to create 41 jobs to upfit Jaguar Land Rover vehicles for sale across the country.
On June 30, Telvista announced it would expand its operation in Danville by creating 150 new call center jobs to support sales and service for a new client. The client provides diagnostic tool and road side assistance services.
On June 13, The Regional Industrial Facility Authority approved a purchase and sale agreement option for a project that could result in an investment of more than $250 million in the Berry Hill Industrial Park. Today, more information about the project became public when Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power distributed a news release that stated it is in the preliminary phase of developing land for a natural gas generating facility in the industrial park.