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Governor Announces 110 New Jobs for Charlotte County

April 29, 2014 - Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that The Corsi Group, a leading cabinet manufacturer headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be establishing a manufacturing operation in Charlotte County, creating approximately 110 new jobs! For local news coverage of the announcement visit or
Governor Announces 150 New Jobs for Keysville
April 12, 2011 – Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that Genesis Products, Inc. will invest $2.5 million to expand the former Appomattox River Manufacturing Company operation in Keysville, Virginia.  The project will save 52 jobs and create 150 new jobs.  The company manufactures doors, cabinet parts, moldings and wood panels for pre-fabricated home, recreational vehicle, kitchen cabinet and furniture manufacturing industry.   
Charlotte County Building Inspector's Office Relocating
On April 1, 2010, the office of John Hess, Charlotte County Building Inspector/Erosion and Sediment Control Officer, will be relocated to the County Administration Office at 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, in Charlotte Court House.  This change will make the permitting process more convenient for citizens and will help the County better coordinate zoning and building activities. 

After April 1st, Charlotte County building permits and land disturbing permits must be obtained at the County Administration Office.  The Building Inspector’s office hours will remain the same, Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm.  If you have any questions regarding Charlotte County’s permit requirements please contact Mr. Hess at his new office.  He can be reached by telephone at (434) 542-5117 or by fax at (434) 542-5248. 
Charlotte County Receives Sewer and Water Enhancement Grant  
On July 30, 2009 the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved Charlotte County’s request for a $1,500,000 grant to fund the Drakes Branch Prison Sewer and Water Enhancement Project, subject to an unqualified opinion from the Commission’s bond counsel that the intended use is eligible under the terms of their bond issue.  The grant funds will be used to upgrade the Drakes Branch wastewater treatment facility and finalize engineering, permitting, and construction of a water treatment plant for the Town of Drakes Branch in preparation for the anticipated prison facility. The planned water and sewer facilities will also have adequate reserve capacities to serve additional commercial growth resulting from prison support services and other industry.
Sheriff's Department Seeking Grant Funding for Mobile Data System Expansion
May 8th, 2009 – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department intends to seek funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program to expand their in-vehicle mobile data system.  If awarded the grant, funds would be used to purchase mobile data system software & equipment that would provide law enforcement officers greater access to information while in the field, improving safety and enhancing job performance.  The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system.