Job Creation a Major Focus in Plan to Revitalize Old Price’s Fork Elementary

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Article published at WDBJ7.com on May 10, 2017.

The project to revitalize the old Price’s Fork Elementary School building in Blacksburg took another big step forward Tuesday night.

The County Board of Supervisors voted on an agreement for grant funding, on the promise of job creation.

It’s a grant WDBJ7 first reported back in June, 2016, when Governor McAuliffe announced it.

More than $1,000,000 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development was supposed to go to the developer.
But it had to go through Montgomery County to get approval from the Board of Supervisors.

The big question the Board had was around the provision that the a commercial incubator kitchen, farm-to-table restaurant, retail market, craft brewery and business competition with support services would create entry level, likely lower paying jobs.

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