Entries by Onward New River Valley

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 […]

Onward NRV Holiday Live Stream Discusses Road to Recovery for NRV and VA

Onward New River Valley hosted their Winter 2020 Holiday Investor Live Stream Event on Thursday, December 10, 2020. During this virtual event, investors learned about the current economic outlook for the New River Valley and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Onward NRV welcomed Brian Ball, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce and Trade, as the […]

Leaders Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on NRV Tech Sector

Onward NRV hosted the organization’s bi-annual Tech Leaders’ Summit with industry leaders from Virginia’s New River Valley on November 12, 2020. This was the first Tech Leaders’ Summit that was held virtually. Onward NRV hosts Tech Leaders’ Summits twice a year. The summits are part of the organization’s five-year strategy to promote economic development in […]

Onward NRV’s “Tech Jobs in the NRV” Campaign Featured on WDBJ7

Onward New River Valley’s successful “Tech Jobs in the NRV” digital marketing campaign was featured on WDBJ7 on November 11, 2020. The coverage discussed the 1,000+ new tech jobs announced over the past two years in the New River Valley and Onward NRV’s marketing initiatives to attract and retain talent in the region. Onward NRV […]

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 […]