Economic Development

In July 2020, the Petersburg City Manager and Mayor of Petersburg retain Clay Hamner to report positive activity happening in the city with regard to fund balances and new economic development activity.

The city of Petersburg has appeared in numerous national publications and blogs communicating both the increase in economic development and the creation of three new bioscience businesses that have relocated and/or building new facilities within the city limits.  The economic impact will result in hundreds of new high paying jobs.  For example, in the spring of 2020, the Federal Government awarded Phlow, Inc. a $384 million grant to develop medicines to battle diseases such as Covid-19.  The details are within the following articles in this post.

economic development

photo provided by Daniel Jones Photography

The following links describe the activity and the projects that were written or recorded to communicate the financial successes of city of Petersburg:

ICMA Magazine

National League of Cities

American City and County

How Petersburg is raising its standard of living

Richmond Family Magazine

VML Town and City 2020 and 2021

Vol. 56 No. 4 – May 2021

VML Podcast

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