Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling recently helped launch the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance in Halifax County.
The alliance is a newly formed marketing partnership comprised of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry and Patrick counties and the cities of Danville and Martinsville that promotes economic development and job creation in Southern Virginia.
The alliance has received a total of $600,000 in funding from the Virginia Tobacco Commission that funds $200,000, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership that provides $200,000 and each of the six communities that are contributing a total of $200,000 over the next two years.
It is being directed by its new executive director, Leigh Cockram, who was selected to head the organization in June.