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Casino Complex RFP Available

DRF is requesting RFPs from firms to study the potential impact of a casino complex in the Dan River Region. Submissions are due by May 15, 2019.

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News

RFPs Requested to Study Potential Impact of Casino

April 5, 2019

DRF announced on Friday, April 5 that it is currently requesting proposals from qualified consultants to produce a study of the potential impacts of a proposed gambling casino on Danville and the surrounding communities. 


DRF to Host Dr. Robert Putnam on April 4

February 12, 2019

DRF will host New York Times bestselling author and Harvard University professor Dr. Robert Putnam on Thursday, April 4 from 7:30 am to 9 am at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville. Putnam will be talking about his most recent book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. But now, Putnam argues, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Putnam offers a personal, but authoritative look at this crisis.


Center for Manufacturing Advancement announced

January 29, 2019

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research announced plans Monday to build the 51,250-square-foot facility on the Institute’s campus and open it by 2021.

Officials say the facility will offer a platform for leading-edge business success targeted at manufacturing companies establishing or expanding a presence in Southern Virginia.


Investing Today For the Future

November 30, 2018

We’ve said on many an occasion that landing a truly transformative industry for the region will take time and patience. There aren’t many sites like Berry Hill in the country, but there also are a limited number of industrial sectors and individual companies that would have an interest in such a site.

Landing “the big one” also requires we be ready and willing to invest today for a payoff in the future. And that’s exactly what Danville, Pittsylvania County and the Danville Regional Foundation are doing.


DRF Speaker Series: James and Deborah Fallows

September 24, 2018

DRF will be hosting New York Times bestselling authors James and Deborah Fallows on Thursday, November 15 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research. They will be talking about their new book Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America and how American renewal, ingenuity and innovation is alive and well across the United States.