- Associated Press - Friday, May 22, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Tobacco Commission says a proposed industrial project could bring up to 1,000 jobs to Halifax County.

The Danville Register & Bee (https://bit.ly/1Ls7geB ) reports that the commission voted on Thursday at a meeting in Martinsville to use about $5 million to pursue the project. The company wasn’t identified.

Commission member Del. Danny R. Marshall says Halifax County is one of several U.S. locations being considered for the project.

Halifax County plans to upgrade a 34-acre site and a manufacturing building for the project.

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Information from: Danville Register & Bee, https://www.registerbee.com

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