Since its creation in 1996, the Economic Development Committee has experienced success. Companies assisted by the Economic Development Committee follow:
$1.5 million investment
Located in the Crewe Industrial Park. Relocated from Richmond.
Located in privately held old Crewe Garment Factory. County provided training assistance.
Piedmont Geriatric Hospital
1997 to Present
$13 million Payroll Saved
Lobbying effort successful to keep hospital open.
Department of Military Affairs
Successful lobbying effort relocated DMA to Fort Pickett site (saving the state over $1M/ yr).
Trout River Lumber
$1.5 million initial investment & $.225 million expansion investment
New start-up industry, located in the Crewe Industrial Park. Expanded twice.
MetalSpray North America
Relocated from Dothan, Alabama. Leasing five buildings at Pickett Park.
Colonial Forest Products
$1.75 million investment
New expansion for a Pennsylvania company. Located in Crewe Industrial Park.
Structural Concepts and Components
New start-up begun by local entrepreneurs. Incubated at Pickett Park and now owns facility in Blackstone.
ArborTech Forest Products
$26+ million investment
One of the largest, most technologically advanced plants in the Southeast United States. Located in Pickett Park.
LaJobi Industries (Blackstone Manufacturing)
$4 million investment
$1.25 million investment
Successful hatchery reuse of an existing facility.
Showbest Fixtures Corporation
$2.5+ million investment
Expansion at former Blackstone Manufacturing building.