Press Releases


April 2, 2024
New +/- 352,000 SF Industrial Development Breaks Ground in Isle of Wight County

February 14, 2024
Isle of Wight County Names Kristine R. Sutphin New Economic Development Director


August 21, 2023
Thalhimer Awarded Exclusive Commercial Leasing of a 1.2 MSF Class A Speculative Industrial Park

July 26, 2023
Riverside Health System Breaks Ground on New Riverside Smithfield Hospital

July 25, 2023
Riverside Health System Announces First Hospital President for Riverside Smithfield Hospital

January 20, 2023
County’s Enterprise Zone Expansion Approved

January 12, 2023
American K-9 Interdiction One of Ten Virginia Companies Expanding into Global Markets through Commonwealth’s Trade Accelerator Program

2022 Archives

March 18, 2022
Riverside Smithfield Hospital Certificate of Public Need Approved

2021 Archives

December 13, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Virginia Deploys $2 Billion to Achieve Near-Universal Broadband (Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties and City of Suffolk Awarded $21.1 Million)

June 11, 2021
Riverside Health System Announces Intent to Apply for Certificate of Public Need to Establish New Hospital in Isle of Wight County

May 9, 2021
County Recognizes National Economic Development Week Celebration – May 9-15, 2021

January 13, 2021
American K-9 Interdiction One of Ten Companies Selected to Participate in Virginia Leaders in Export Trade Program (VALET)

2020 Archives

November 23, 2020
County Receives Obici Healthcare Foundation Grant Funding to Establish Isle Recover Business Assistance Grant Program

November 2, 2020
Governor Northam Announces Over $9 Million in GO Virginia Grants to Spur Economic Recovery, Support Long-Term Growth

October 27, 2020
Surplus State Land to be Transformed into Light Industrial Park and Solar Farm

October 19, 2020
Isle of Wight County Announces #IsleShopSmall Gift Certificate Program with $100k of CARES ACT funding

August 27, 2020
County Announces Round 2 of COVID-19 Small Business Grants

June 1, 2020
County Establishes COVID-19 Business Interruption Small Business Grant Program

2019 Archives

June 28, 2019
Isle of Wight County Announces M&M Milling’s First East Coast Production Facility

Governor Northam Announces New Jobs, Investment in Isle of Wight County

May 16, 2019
Farmers Bank Receives Business Excellence Award

2018 Archives

December 12, 2018
Isle of Wight County Welcomes Quality Aire Co. to Franklin Air Industrial Park

December 4, 2018
Kroger Mid-Atlantic to Open Store in Smithfield December 5

August 28, 2018
Christopher Morello named Economic Development Director

January 17, 2018
Fleur de Fou Expands to Historic Downtown Smithfield

2017 Archives

October 2, 2017
The Main Event By Emily Expands in Smithfield

August 29, 2017
Blue Sky Distillery Opens Store & Tasting Room

May 19, 2017
Chris Christou, Owner/Operator of The Cockeyed Rooster Café, Named 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year

February 16, 2017
Isle of Wight County Welcomes First Micro-Distillery

February 9, 2017
Smithfield Foods Announces Multi-Million Dollar Donation to Local High School

January 5, 2017
Rite Aid opens new store in Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County

2016 Archives

September 27, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces 50 New Jobs in Isle of Wight County

May 23, 2016
Lee Duncan, Owner of Wharf Hill Brewing Co., Named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year

2015 Archives

December 8, 2015
Cost Plus World Market Invests in Virginia Distribution Center

December 7, 2015
Carrollton Dunkin’ Donuts to Host Grand Opening Party

November 2, 2015
East Coast Emergency Vehicles Selects Isle of Wight Industrial Park for New Location

October 9, 2015
Dunkin’ Donuts Opens in Carrollton

October 1, 2015
Dominion Virginia Power seeks to build 56 megawatts of new solar

September 24, 2015
Isle of Wight Launches Redesigned Economic Development Website

June 4, 2015
Dollar General Opens New Store

May 22, 2015
Shannon Kokot, Owner of MAMAS Creative Sweets Named Entrepreneur of the Year

May 5, 2015
Tom Elder Named Economic Development Director

March 25, 2015
Workforce Development Initiative

March 12, 2015
Pagan River Architects Opens in Smithfield

2014 Archives

September 15, 2014
Dollar General Opens New Store

June 23, 2014
The Hughes Agency Named Entrepreneur of the Year

March 10, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces First AFID Award to Promote Economic Development, Increase Agricultural Exports – Investment Enables Montague Farms to Access High-Value Sprouting Soybean Markets in Asia

February 13, 2014
Grafik Trenz Opens in Smithfield

January 10, 2014
First Colony Engraving Opens in Smithfield

2013 Archives

June 25, 2013
Travis’s Auto Named Entrepreneur of the Year

June 20, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces 72 New Jobs in Isle of Wight County – Franklin Lumber, LLC to reopen dormant International Paper Sawmill

May 29, 2013
Silver Shovel Award – Area Development

May 10, 2013
International Paper Named Shipper of the Year

2012 Archive

July 30, 2012
Governor McDonnell Announces 85 New Jobs in Isle of Wight County -Tak Investments to invest $60 million to establish recycled tissue operation in part of International Paper mill

2011 Archives

November 16, 2011
Isle of Wight Receives Virginia Enterprise Zone Designation

October 28, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announced 800 New Jobs in Isle of Wight County – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to invest $180 million over an initial five-years in first Virginia operation

May 11, 2011
Governor McDonnell Announces More Than 200 New Jobs in Isle of Wight County – International Paper to invest $83 million to repurpose a portion of its closed mill