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Montgomery County planning to buy 124 acres

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New property being purchased in Montgomery County is expected to create hundreds of new jobs thanks to the type of space it is.

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New property being purchased in Montgomery County is expected to create hundreds of new jobs thanks to the type of space it is.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/6960415?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 03:06:32 +0000 Montgomery County planning to buy 124 acres New property being purchased in Montgomery County is expected to create hundreds of new jobs thanks to the type of space it is. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/6960415?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WDBJ severe impacts coming up i purchased in montgomery county is expected to create hundreds of new jobs thanks to the type of space it is. wdbj-7's eamon o'meara joins us live from the industrial park in montgomery county. eamon, what's being bought out there? robin, the falling branch industrial park is 175 acres housing several big plants and businesses. but behind this treeline is 124 more acres montgomery county is in an agreement to buy to expand the opportunity for more business. the county planning commission is visiting cox family farms property wednesday to see what it looks like and if an industrial park expansion would work here. montgomery county and the town of chrisitansburg would need to rezone the land, and there's environmental testing that needs to be done before the sale can go through. christopher tuck, board of supervisors chair there is some karst topography here, we want to make sure that the land is suitable for what we're talking about. it's one thing for it to be farm land, it's another thing to be putting a large building on top of it. tuck doesn't expect any issues in the testing. to have this space would open up opportunities for more big companies and plants to come in. charlie jewell, nrv economic development alliance executive director last year, the total number of prospects that we worked with, the average minimum site requirement was 40 acres. . the largest land available right now in the county is sixteen acres. the space also works as the industrial park is already there. charlie jewell, nrv economic development alliance executive director companies like to be around other companies, so the fact that falling branch is already home to a number of manufacturers and technology companies would certainly help in the recruitment of a company to the park. to buy the land will cost 2 and a half million dollars. but the county assures me, taxes will not be going up for that. christopher tuck, board of supervisors chair when we've had savings, we've set some money aside. where there's been other projects where we haven't used all those funds, we're dipping into that to make sure that we've got the money to be able to buy the land. i asked both tuck and jewell what they envision going in this expansion if approved. tuck says he'd love to see tesla manufacturing and companies launched by virginia tech graduates. robin, jewell says in the n-r-v, it's all about bringing in advanced manufacturing, food and beverage processing, it, and unmanned systems.




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