Growth Grant Coming To Alleghany Highlands

One of five grants coming from the Virginia Growth and Opportunity initiative will come our area. The grants total more than a million dollars and are intented to strenghten regional economies through workforce and other collaborative programs, both public and private. Alleghany County and the city of Covington are receiving $76,000 to implement new drone technology training at DSLCC to develop unmanned systems in the region. The program will be focused on giving high school and college students career pathways along those lines.