Lancaster explores regional authority for business sites, approves CARES Act spending

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Looking for ways to attract businesses to the county, the Lancaster board of supervisors on November 19 took the first step in possibly joining a regional authority to develop business facilities.

Northern Neck Planning District Commission executive director Jerry Davis outlined the concept of a proposed Northern Neck Regional Industrial Facility Authority (RIFA), the results of a 2019 “statewide site characterization study” conducted by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). The study “identified inventory of all available industrial sites, evaluated the sites and determined a tier of readiness,” said Davis.

The study found the Northern Neck has “very few sites and buildings,” but the VEDP “wants to work with localities…[to-view-more]