Entries by Abigail Hammack

Onward NRV Featured on WSLS Channel 10

Onward NRV was featured by Lindsey Kennett of WSLS Channel 10 on March 11. The coverage featured Onward NRV’s news of surpassing the $1.5 million five-year fundraising goal and the organization’s focus on attracting and recruiting talent. Onward NRV is grateful to receive local support and recognition of the Onward 2023 plan. Watch the coverage […]

Marketing to Site Consultants in Dallas

At the end of last month, Executive Director Charlie Jewell traveled to Dallas, TX to market to site consultants who help businesses select where to expand or relocate. The trip was in conjunction with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, who facilitated a new program that mirrored speed dating. This allowed each of the participating regional […]

How Onward NRV is Addressing Low Unemployment

The unemployment rate is incredibly low, both nationally and in Virginia’s New River Valley. The NRV officially has an unemployment rate of 2.6%. According to most economists, anything below 3% represents full employment due to a small percentage of people constantly transitioning in and out of jobs. While having people employed in our communities is […]

Onward NRV Hosts Economic Vitality Summit

VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEY – Onward NRV hosted its first Economic Vitality Meeting on Thursday, February 14 for economic development professionals in Virginia’s New River Valley. The NRV Economic Vitality Summit is an initiative created through Onward NRV’s five-year strategy. The purpose is to promote collaboration within the NRV by bringing key partners in the […]

Onward NRV Aligns Staff with Five-Year Strategy

The staff at Onward New River Valley is now aligned with the strategies of the Onward 2023 five-year strategic plan. To successfully complete the plan, it is imperative that we have highly-professional, qualified staff and they must align with the goals and objectives of the plan. These necessary shifts in organizational alignment will add extra […]

GO Virginia “Brain Drain” Survey Gauges Local Student Perception

Onward NRV, in partnership with the Roanoke and Lynchburg regions, is looking to gauge perceptions and preferences of students and recent grads in the New River Valley, Roanoke, and Lynchburg regions. As a part of the GO Virginia funded study “Project Brain Drain: Talent Attraction and Retention,” the regions launched the survey to better understand […]

Onward NRV 2018 Holiday Mailer Campaign

It’s the holiday season! For Onward NRV that means it’s time for holiday mailers. There are 100 holiday packages from Onward NRV being delivered throughout the U.S. and internationally this week. The mailers are a marketing campaign targeted toward top site consultants all over the world and partners at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. The […]

Winter Social Recap

Onward NRV set a winter event attendance record with 77 attendees at the Winter Investor Social. A small snafu named Mother Nature required a quick change of plans. Originally scheduled to take place at Sinkland Farms, the snow storm of 2018 rendered our plans impossible. Instead, we took over the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center […]