Entries by Onward New River Valley

NRV COVID-19 Vaccine Updates Shared During Spring Investor Live Stream

Onward New River Valley hosted their Spring 2021 Investor Live Stream Event on Thursday, March 11, 2021. This virtual event discussed COVID-19 vaccines in a program titled, “NRV Vaccination Distribution and Employer Legalities”. Onward NRV welcomed Dr. Noelle Bissell, Health Director of the New River Health District, and Jim Cowan, Chairman of CowanPerry PC, as […]

Virginia Business Features Industry Competitiveness Surveys

Virginia Business magazine featured the results of Onward New River Valley’s Industry Competitiveness Surveys in a recent article about 2020 business announcements in the region. The article, titled “A Diversified Portfolio”, describes three major business announcements from 2020 in the NRV and their impact on the NRV. The article also discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Onward NRV Participates in Radford University Career Week

Onward New River Valley participated in the Radford University Center for Career & Talent Development 2021 Virtual Career Week during the week of February 22 – 26, 2021. During the week-long virtual event, Director of Business Engagement James Cabler and Marketing Manager Katie Boswell hosted five information sessions to promote Jobs in Virginia’s New River […]

NRV Economic Recovery Highlighted in Roanoke Times

The COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact on Virginia’s New River Valley was recently highlighted in an article in the Roanoke Times. In the article, Onward NRV’s Executive Director Charlie Jewell spoke with reporter Luke Weir about the region’s current recovery and path forward. Here is an excerpt from the article: Employment took a similar dive in […]

Onward NRV Presents at SelectUSA UAS Virtual Event

Onward NRV presented about the New River Valley and the region’s unmanned systems industry during the Virginia session of SelectUSA’s UAS Virtual Inbound Investment Mission in January 2021. Executive Director Charlie Jewell shared the benefits of locating in the NRV for international unmanned aerial systems companies. The hour-long session also featured presentations from the Virginia […]

Onward NRV Talent Initiatives Featured in Valley Business Front

Onward New River Valley’s talent initiatives, a part of the organization’s five-year economic development strategy, were recently featured in an article in the February 2021 issue of Valley Business Front. The article, titled “Staffing, Hiring, and Recruiting… Oh My!”, discussed the continued need for developing, recruiting, and retaining talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. The […]

Manufacturing, Tech Sectors Signal Optimism for NRV: Roanoke Times Commentary

The Roanoke Times recently featured a commentary from Onward New River Valley Executive Director Charlie Jewell titled “Manufacturing, tech sectors signal optimism for NRV”. The commentary discussed the results of surveys that Onward NRV conducted in late September 2020 with local companies in the manufacturing and tech sectors. The purpose of the survey was to […]

NRV Tech Companies Shift to Remote Work During Pandemic, Sector Outlook Strong

New River Valley, VA – In September 2020, Onward New River Valley conducted a survey of technology companies in Virginia’s New River Valley. The goal of the Industry Competitiveness Survey was to better understand how local information technology companies were operating and adapting in the wake of COVID-19. The survey was intended to identify common […]

NRV Manufacturers Persevere Through Pandemic, Sector Outlook Positive

New River Valley, VA – In September 2020, Onward New River Valley conducted a survey of manufacturing companies in Virginia’s New River Valley. The goal of the Industry Competitiveness Survey was to better understand how local manufacturing companies were operating and adapting in the wake of COVID-19. The survey was intended to identify common challenges […]