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Strengthening Local Food Systems in Lynchburg, VA

August 29, 2017 | Impact Stories, In the News

Opportunity For nearly a century, the plant on Holliday Street in Lynchburg has processed Virginia-grown meat. The facility was purpose-built as an abattoir and Seven Hills Food Co. are now just the fourth tenant in its long history. These buildings are a rarity in this era, often converted for other industry, into lofts, or even torn down. Solutions Mission-Focused Lending As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), VCC can support projects like Seven Hills Food …

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First Brewery in Bedford, VA

August 9, 2017 | Impact Stories, In the News

Opportunity A vacant and dilapidated 12,000 square foot building in the heart of the Bedford community. Developer Dave McCormack worked with Virginia Community Capital (VCC) to fund the first brewery in Bedford, Virginia, Beale’s Beer. The brewery creates a dog and family friendly space for the community to enjoy and come together while also bringing jobs to the area. Solutions Flexible Funding The projects VCC backs are sometimes considered “too complicated” from the broader financial …

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