Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), was featured in The News Leader for his role in bringing jobs to Southside Virginia. Marshall, a member of the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (or TICR, as its commonly called), detailed the plans for a National Tire Research Center, which will bring $12M in research and testing expenditures and 183 new jobs to Southside:
One of the Tobacco Commission’s main goals is to bring prosperity back to our region. This is why the commission invested $5 million into a tire research facility that will be located at VIR. The goal is to develop a new passenger tire that will increase car mileage by three to five miles per gallon.
The new center will be located adjacent to the Virginia International Raceway in Halifax County.
Check out the full story in The News Leader.
Marshall knows something about tires—a former professional race car driver, in both 1999 and 2000, he finished 3rd at the 24 Hours of Daytona Race, the pre-eminent sports car endurance race in the U.S.
Del. Terry Kilgore chairs TICR and several other Caucus Members serve as commissioners—Wat Abbitt, Kathy Byron, and Tommy Wright.