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Spotlight: Hometown Flavor
Cheers to tripling the brewing capacity at Stable Craft Brewing! As the Augusta County farm brewery expands its production capacity and adds a bottling line, it will invest $500,000 in new equipment and building construction. Thirteen new jobs will support the expansion. Staying true to Stable Craft's locavore roots, the brewery will procure over $30,000 in new Virginia-grown purchases over the next three years resulting in 88% of Stable Craft's purchases coming from Virginia farmers. This project will be supported by a Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) grant as well as a matching grant from Augusta County. For more information, click here and to support this growth, be sure to visit Stable Craft. We recommend the burgers and a Fumpkin, the brewery's nod to everyone's favorite fall flavor - pumpkin spice!
Another hometown hero since 1965, Draftco, Inc., a machine and fabrication shop based in Stuarts Draft, will invest $450,000 to expand manufacturing operations. The expansion includes quality inspection room improvements and the purchase of new machines and welding and testing equipment. As Draftco adds 16 new jobs to the area's economy, the company will be supported by the Virginia Jobs Investment Program through funding matched by the County. For more information, click here.
Here's to the companies that continue to invest in Augusta County! Adding jobs, growth and local flavor to the Shenandoah Valley, they make our community a better place.


Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development

Worlds of Work
October 17-18/ Rockingham County Fairgrounds
Searching for employees? Career exploration starts early and Worlds of Work is your opportunity to help shape career choices in 7 th graders. Companies are invited to exhibit with a short, hands-on, interactive experience. Check out this short video featuring highlights from last year's event. Interested in shaping the workforce of tomorrow? Contact Velma Bryant at for more information.
V3 Program- Virginia Values Veterans
 The Virginia Values Veterans Program is a free training and education program to help employers
across the Commonwealth of Virginia hire, train, and retain some of the best assets, Military Veterans. The Commonwealth of Virginia provides valuable resources to employers in this space. To learn more, please visit or contact Ross Koenig at

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