Front Royal EDA brings back Business Development Board

The Front Royal Economic Development Authority announced the return of the Business Development Board.

After a brief period of dormancy, the Board is back with the goal of growing the tax base and finding new ways to support the town’s ever-changing workforce needs.

The vision of the group is “To sustain and grow a healthy economy that provides opportunity and protects the characteristics that make Front Royal a unique community.”

The Board’s mission is to “provide leadership necessary for Front Royal to optimize economic opportunity and community improvement.”

The group is in their initial phase and plans to announce their first-step projects in the coming weeks.

The group will focus on five key areas:

  • workforce development
  • infrastructure
  • new business development
  • existing business support
  • asset development

The Business Development Board is composed of seven community leaders who were appointed by the Town Council and represent a variety of backgrounds and business experiences in the community.

The group will meet monthly at the Council Chambers of Town Hall.

Their meeting agendas are available here.

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Department of Energy receives Platinum designation

The town of Front Royal’s Department of Energy Services has earned a Platinum Level Reliable Public Power Provider designation.

The designation comes from the American Public Power Association.

The Association recognizes that Front Royal’s Department of Energy Services provides a reliable and safe source of power along with system improvements and workforce development.

The designation lasts for three years.

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