Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center Named Top Ten Automotive Plant Site in South

May 04, 2011

The Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center in Greensville County, Virginia was recently recognized by Southern Business & Development Magazine in its annual Top Ten in the South lists. MAMaC was recognized in the category of: "Ten Best Automotive Assembly Plant Sites in the Southern Auto Corridor." MAMaC was the only site listed in Virginia or North Carolina.

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling stated, "Congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center for being recognized as one of the 'Ten Best Automotive Assembly Plant Sites in the Southern Auto Corridor.' Manufacturing is a vital part of Virginia's economy. We know that we can't just be an economy that consumes things, we need to be an economy that makes things too. I look forward to the localities in the region working together to promote Virginia's only certified megasite facility. This facility will enhance Southern Virginia's economic development opportunities for years to come.”

"I am delighted that Southern Business & Development Magazine has so quickly found the MAMaC site and understands the potential it offers. That potential was the reason that the Tobacco Commission decided to assist in the development." Senator Frank Ruff, Vice-Chairman of Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission.

In their recognition of MAMaC, Southern Business & Development Magazine wrote:

The 1,545-acre MAMaC site is the only McCallum Sweeney certified mega site in VA, NC and MD.

The Development Team includes CSX, Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Manufacturer's Association,
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, and Southside Virginia
Community College. The MAMaC site is a regional economic development initiative of Greensville
County, the City of Emporia and Brunswick County with funding support from the Virginia Tobacco

  • Direct frontage on I-95 (over 7,000 feet) and convenient access to I-85
  • CSX mainline rail access
  • 90 minutes to VA Ports – only East Coast port that can handle "post-Panamax" ships
  • Less than 25 miles from the NC Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR)
  • Less than 40 miles from Rolls-Royce Crosspoint Center
  • Southern Virginia Education Center Phase III Training Center launched Nov. 2010

The McCallum Sweeney certification was achieved through support from CSX. A certified megasite, ensures the lowest possible level of risk to a client, thanks to a predictable project schedule and pre-calculated development costs. Businesses can become operational more quickly, giving them an edge over the competition. No other industrial site can combine this certification with Virginia's award-wining business climate.

MAMaC is also located about 40 miles from the new Rolls Royce campus including the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

For more information, visit the MAMaC website at www.mamacva.com.

Natalie B. Slate
Natalie B. Slate
Greensville County Deputy Administrator
1781 Greensville County Circle
Emporia, Virginia 23847
(434) 348-4205
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