RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Nine projects across Virginia intended to boost economic development will collectively receive just over $2.6 million in state grants.

Gov. Ralph Northam's office on Wednesday announced the grants that will be given out through the GO Virginia program.

Among the recipients is a proposed drone facility in York County, a project that aims to address the demand for welders throughout the Shenandoah Valley and a grading project to improve an industrial park in southwest Virginia.

Northam's office said in a news release that local governments have committed $2.6 million toward the nine projects.