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Second tenant eyes Pulaski’s commerce park

A recently announced government grant is expected to help bring up to 100 new jobs to Pulaski County.

New River Valley Commerce Park in Dublin will receive $364,000 from an overall $4.9 million Appalachian Regional Commission grant awarded to Virginia, according to a news release from Gov. Ralph Northam’s office.

The money will help fund site work to help lure a second tenant to the commerce park, which opened in 2002 and got its first tenant, Mexico-based vegetable grower Red Sun Farms in 2014.

Danny Wilson, executive director of the park said that talks with an unnamed company on a plan to bring an advanced manufacturing facility to 20 acres are well underway, although a contract has yet to be signed.

“We are pretty far along in that process. Grading the land is the last obstacle we need to overcome,” he said.

Wilson said that all of the necessary permits and designs have been completed to begin turning dirt on the site, and the park is just waiting to receive the funds, which are expected to be dispersed later this year.

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