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$3 million grant awarded to create new jobs in Amherst County



Amherst County, Virginia – Many new jobs will be created in the following years in Amherst County.

A $3 million grant was just given to the county to help with the new openings.

The funds will be used to construct a new facility at Amelon Commerce Center. Through this project, about 45 new jobs will be created.

The increase in high-paying jobs, according to the county’s economic development department, is excellent news.

“Every job counts, especially jobs that are high technology. It’s usually better paying. We’re trying to increase the job opportunities for Amherst County and the region. This is one way to do it,” the executive director, Victoria Hanson said.

Multiple businesses have already expressed their intention of moving into the facility when completed.

They plan to start construction next year.

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