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The SOVA Innovation Hub, future home of Mid-Atlantic Broadband and Microsoft TechSpark Virginia, is envisioned to become an even greater asset for South Boston’s future than what has already been announced.
As it now stands, the tech companies’ investment in downtown is one for the books.
“We’re thrilled about it,” said Betty Adams, executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, located on the other end of downtown from where the $5 million Innovation Hub will be built. “It’s been under discussion for quite a while.”
The two-story, 15,000 square foot building will become the new home of Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communications Corporation, operator of the regional fiber optic backbone created decades ago by the Virginia Tobacco Commission, and Microsoft’s TechSpark Virginia initiative. The latter is a spinoff of Microsoft’s cloud computing campus in Boydton, and its presence downtown gives Halifax County a premium corporate nameplate to show off to the world.