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Spotlight: Mill Place Commerce Park Highlights
Mill Place Commerce Park enjoyed a busy 2017 from construction throughout the Park to state grants aimed at an even stronger future. Construction updates include:
  • Centerview Drive - Centerview Drive is located between Shamrock Farms and the in-construction InterChange building (future home to Sumitomo Drive Technologies). Centerview Drive will be in construction October through December and was partially funded by a VDOT grant. This new road will open access to many parcels in the southern portion of the Park.
  • Blue Ridge Machine Works - Building materials are on site, and construction is imminent. The Park's sole machine shop is expected to be operational in 2018.
  •  InterChange Building/Future home to Sumitomo - Well under construction, InterChange's roof is on, fresh paint is coming, and construction is expected to be complete by December 2017.
InterChange Building
InterChange Building


By fall 2017, Mill Place Commerce Park will boast a new site characterization Tier 4 ranking achieved through the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP).   The Park's development-ready status, reinforced by receiving VBRSP grants in the amount of $26,988, continues to strengthen, and we continue to market to prospects and showcase the Park's incredible assets.  
The Park is a busy place, and we look forward to more activity and announcements in late 2017 and 2018. Keep your eyes and ears open!


Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development

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Augusta County Economic Development's website, augustaVAbusiness.com, won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The project description can be found on page 40 of IEDC's 2017 awards descriptions here.

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