REC plans for new headquarters

Sixty-five acres at Double Tollgate has been rezoned where Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) plans to build its new regional headquarters.

Following a public hearing on Oct. 17, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved rezoning the land from Agricultural‐Open Space‐Conservation to Highway Commercial and Highway Access Corridor Overlay District so that REC can develop a regional office as a “public utility facility”. 

REC is Clarke County’s main electricity provider.

By moving its headquarters from Front Royal to Double Tollgate, located near the boundaries of Clarke, Warren and Frederick counties, REC can better serve all customers.

REC will pay all applicable Clarke County taxes, and a representative said cattle may continue to graze on the property.

REC also plans to continue to allow cattle to graze on the property.

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Cybersecurity company invests in Loudoun County headquarters, creating new jobs

Fortreum LLC, a Virginia-founded cloud computing and cybersecurity advisory company, will invest $125,000 to establish a headquarters in Loudoun County according to an announcement from the Office of Governor Glenn Youngkin.

53 new jobs will be created by the project which is supported through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

The program provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in the state to support recruitment and training.

Fortreum CEO James Leach said “Loudoun County was our first choice because of the strong technology ecosystem and a diverse cybersecurity workforce within the Northern Virginia Technology Hub, as well as the collaborative relationship we’ve enjoyed with the state county and respective universities.”

To view the full press release, click here.

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