2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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MEI Project for Blue Star Manufacturing

Item 130 #1c

Item 130 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Virginia Economic Development Partnership FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,427,000 GF

Page 32, line 28, strike "$193,752,309" and insert "$195,179,309".

Page 33, line 44, after "J." and insert "1."

Page 33, after line 47, insert:

"2. Out of the amounts in this item, $1,427,000 the second year from the general fund is provided  for expenses related to recruitment and training services  for the benefit of the operators of a nitrile butadiene rubber production plant and a medical-grade glove manufacturing facility slated for development in Progress Park in the County of Wythe. The authority shall administer the funds contained in this paragraph in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 731 and Chapter 746 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly. This funding is supplemental to the funds provided in Paragraph J.1. and shall not be included in any base budget for the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program."


(This amendment provides $1.4 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2022 for training services provided by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority for the MEI Commission approved Blue Star Manufacturing economic development project in Wythe County. These services will support the recruitment and training of up to 2,464 new jobs through 2026.)