Fluvanna Revamping Approach to Economic Development
Fluvanna County is revamping its approach to economic development. The county's new Economic Development Director Bobby Popowicz presented his plan to supervisors Wednesday afternoon.
It targets businesses that would bring a large number of jobs without building up the county's countryside. The new plan would start with tourist-attracting agribusinesses.
"Right now we have a company that's interested in coming here that does a folk music festival," said Popowicz. "They stay for four days and bring folks into the county and then go home. But that's a little shot in the arm. So until we get some infrastructure issues resolve, those are the type of things will start with."
Supervisors are also reviewing a proposal by Aqua Virginia to build a waterline to Zion Crossroads. A new study estimates the county would miss out on $4.8 million in revenue over the next 10 years without a waterline.
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