Heartland signs option for economic development

Published 2:38 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019

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The Virginia Heartland Regional Industrial Facility Authority (VHRIFA) held a called meeting on Sept. 25 at the Heartland Business Park in Keysville to discuss economic development.

According to VHRIFA Chairman Gary Walker, who also represents the County Seat District on the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors, the meeting was held in closed session.

“Following the meeting in open session, we voted to sign an option,” said Walker. “It was pertaining to economic development.”

Charlotte County Administrator Daniel Witt confirmed that the option is for the sale of 20 and 50 acres of land in the Heartland Park to VASDC Property, LLC.

According to Witt, the cost of the land sale is $25,000 per acre.

The Heartland Business Park is part of The Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) program. VEZ is a partnership between state and local government that encourages job creation and private investment.

The 773-acre regional industrial park was created after six counties launched a partnership called Virginia’s Heartland Regional Industrial Authority 19 years ago.

Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, and Prince Edward County are all currently part of the Virginia’s Heartland Regional Industrial Authority.