Entries by Onward New River Valley

Onward NRV Promotes 1,000+ New Tech Jobs in NRV

Onward New River Valley promoted the 1,000+ new tech jobs announced over the past two years in Virginia’s New River Valley during a six-week digital marketing campaign. The organization marketed specifically to individuals living in major cities within a six-hour drive of the NRV. The “Tech Jobs in the NRV: Find Your Career” campaign ran […]

Onward NRV Receives Third Consecutive IEDC Award

Washington, DC – Onward New River Valley won a silver category award for its “Tech Jobs in the NRV” Video Campaign, a project in the Digital Media category of the International Economic Development Council’s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC 2020 Virtual Annual […]

Onward NRV Celebrates MFG Day 2020

Onward New River Valley recently celebrated Manufacturing Day 2020 with a two-week digital marketing campaign. The campaign took place from September 28th to October 9th. Onward NRV’s goal for the campaign was to celebrate the impact the manufacturing industry has on the economic vitality of the region. In addition, the organization wanted to raise awareness […]

Onward NRV Successfully Completes Inaugural NRV Experience

Onward New River Valley successfully completed the organization’s inaugural NRV Experience Internship Program during the summer of 2020. The NRV Experience is a seven-week-long summer curriculum designed to support employer internship programs by helping their interns grow professionally while also experiencing the full benefits of living and working in Virginia’s New River Valley. The program […]

Onward NRV’s “Find Your Escape” Campaign Reaches 350,000+ People

Onward New River Valley promoted outdoor amenities throughout Virginia’s New River Valley to 350,000+ people during a six-week digital marketing campaign from September 3rd to October 14th. The organization reached individuals living in major cities within a six-hour drive of the NRV with the “NRV Outdoors: Find Your Escape” campaign. Onward NRV’s goals for the […]

Onward NRV Featured on A.M. Hodge Podge Radio Show

Onward New River Valley was recently featured on the A.M. Hodge Podge Radio Show on WRAD. Charlie Jewell, Executive Director of Onward NRV, joined the hosts Mark Tapp and Keith Weltens at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center’s amphitheater to discuss the organization’s five-year economic development strategy for the region. Charlie described how the implementation […]

Onward NRV Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Onward New River Valley was quoted in an article from The Wall Street Journal entitled, “College Town Economies Suffer as Students Avoid Bars, Football Tailgating”. The article discussed the impact of COVID-19 on local economies in college towns like Blacksburg. According to the article, “The students’ return, seen as crucial to the region’s recovery in […]

Onward NRV Presents 2020 Regional Impact Awards

Onward New River Valley presented the 2020 Regional Impact Awards at the organization’s Fall 2020 Quarterly Investor Live Stream Event. The Regional Impact Awards recognize and celebrate companies that are investing and creating jobs in Virginia’s New River Valley. Four companies received a 2020 Regional Impact Award from Onward NRV. Over the past year, these […]

Onward NRV Releases FY2019-20 Annual Report

Onward New River Valley has officially released its FY2019-20 Annual Report. The annual report highlights accomplishments over the past year. It also provides an update on the progress made toward achieving goals outlined in the organization’s five-year economic development strategy for the region, called Onward 2023. The FY2019-20 Annual Report is broken down into four […]