Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA)

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Officials from Pittsylvania County, Town of Hurt, Town of Altavista, and City of Danville convened for the organizational meeting of the Staunton River Regional Industrial Facility Authority (SRRIFA) on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Hurt Town Hall.  Upon adjournment, they assembled at the entrance sign to Southern Virginia Multimodal Park (SVMP) for a group photo. SRRIFA, now fully operational, was formed to attract and facilitate industrial/commercial development at SVMP in order to revitalize and stimulate our local economy.

SRRIFA was formed in early 2019 following more than a year of negotiation and legal steps to construct the framework within which it would operate.  In a somewhat new and different situation than other Virginia RIFA’s, four localities decided to join in regional partnership with one mutually beneficial goal in mind — commercial/industrial development of Southern Virginia Multimodal Park (SVMP) in Hurt.  Though Altavista opted to withdraw from the partnership later in the year, the other three localities remain firmly committed and are working diligently toward the desired results.

SVMP is Hurt’s foremost economic development priority.  With recent designations as a Virginia Enterprise Zone and a federal Opportunity Zone, the property has been approved for nearly $100,000 in Virginia Economic Development Partnership VBAF grant funding to assist with aesthetic and/or other site improvements. 

We are open to a myriad of possibilities for the SVMP.  Based on new insights in 2018, we now place particular emphasis on logistics and envision the site as a future nexus of regional and/or global commerce.  Assembly/light manufacturing are also excellent niches for the site. 


SRRIFA Board of Directors (2019)

*Pittsylvania County

   Elton W. Blackstock (Chairman)

   Ben L. Farmer

   Dr. Charles H. Miller (Alternate)

*Town of Hurt

   Gary N. Poindexter (Vice Chairman)

   Steve W. Watson

   E. Collin Adams Jr., (Alternate)

*City of Danville

   Sherman M. Saunders

   Fred O. Shanks III

   L. Lee Vogler (Alternate)


SRRIFA Staff (2019)

   Secretary:  Hollye M. Keesee

   Treasurer:  Kim VanDerHyde


Meeting Agenda Packets

October 4, 2019

June 28, 2019

April 12, 2019

February 8, 2019


Meeting Minutes

October 4, 2019 (Pending Approval at Next Quarterly Meeting on January 24, 2020)

June 28, 2019

April 12, 2019

February 8, 2019 (Initial/Organizational)


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