Weekly Newsletter
February 2, 2017
In the News
Boathouse Deal Closes for Hopewell

Petersburg Elementary Teachers Receive Training in Computer Science

Virginia Rises to Second in Atlantic Region for Annual Workforce Development

Virginia Ranked 8th in USA for Environmentally-friendly Building  
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Pocahontas State Park Makes Millions for Area Economy

Staff Report | Progress-Index | Full Article 

CHESTERFIELD - Virginia's largest state park is also one of the biggest in terms of its contributions to the area economy, according to a new report.
Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County generated $30.3 million in economic activity in 2016, the second-highest figure in the state, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. Only New River Trail State Park in southwest Virginia generated more economic activity, $41.1 million. According to the report, the state park system posted a record year overall in 2016, drawing 10 million visitors, a 12 percent increase from 2015. As previously reported, Pocahontas led the state in total visitors with about 1.4 million.
Farmers Market Restaurant Open for Business

By John Adam | Progress-Index | Full Article   

PETERSBURG - It was an impressive scene at the newly renovated Petersburg Farmers Market last night as the highly anticipated restaurant opened its doors for the first time. Empty for many years, the historic Farmers Market completed its drastic turnaround as residents enjoyed its vintage look and farm-to-table menu.

"It's exciting," restaurant manager Michael Cosgrove said as guests mingled at the 36-seat bar behind him. "The work they put into the building - architecturally wise, it's an icon of Petersburg. People can now come in and see it and enjoy it, and have some food. It's real exciting."