Local business owners and elected officials gathered to discuss economic growth in Shenandoah County.
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Economic Development Breakfast at the Shentel headquarters in Edinburgh, Virginia.
Chamber members and local representatives addressed the continuing needs of the Valley, such as improvements to Interstate 81. All the while, leaders touted the growth Shenandoah County has seen in recent years.
Virginia Senator Mark Obenshain and Delegate C. Todd Gilbert both spoke at the event, as well as keynote speaker Jason El Koubi, executive vice president of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
Obenshain said he heard recent announcements of “about $200 million of new investment that’s been coming into the valley, 400 jobs in Shenandoah County alone.”
Chamber members say improvements to I-81 and continuing partnerships with local colleges could boost business in the Valley and they hope to see more business come to the county.