Entries by Onward New River Valley

Summer Interns Explore Virginia’s New River Valley During 2021 NRV Experience

New River Valley, VA – Interns participating in Onward New River Valley’s second annual NRV Experience program spent the summer exploring Virginia’s New River Valley and learning the benefits of living and working in the region. The NRV Experience is a seven-week long summer curriculum designed to support employer internship programs by helping their interns […]

Onward NRV is Hiring: Director of Business Engagement

Onward NRV, a public/private economic development organization, is looking for a team-oriented individual who is creative and eager to promote the economic vitality of Virginia’s New River Valley. The Director of Business Engagement is responsible for, but not limited to, leading Onward NRV’s investor relations program, engaging with local companies in Onward NRV’s targeted industries, […]

Onward NRV Launches Cost-of-Living Calculator & Relocation Guide

In June 2021, Onward NRV launched a cost-of-living calculator and relocation guide for Virginia’s New River Valley. Individuals looking to relocate to the region can use the calculator to compare their current salaries to what a comparable salary would be in the NRV. The results also compare monthly household expenses between regions as well as […]

Onward NRV Hosts Summer Investor Event at Calfee Park

Onward New River Valley hosted the organization’s Summer 2021 Investor Event at historic Calfee Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Onward NRV welcomed J.W. Martin, General Manager of the Pulaski River Turtles, as the guest speaker for this in-person event. Scott Blankenship, Chairman of the Onward NRV Board of Directors, welcomed elected officials and investors […]

Onward NRV Featured on Business Matters

Executive Director Charlie Jewell appeared on a recent episode of Blue Ridge PBS’s Business Matters to discuss the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Virginia’s New River Valley. During the episode “Regional Partnerships Moving the Economy Forward”, Charlie participated on a panel with John Hull, Executive Director of the Roanoke Regional Partnership, and Jamie […]

Work Talk Podcast Features Onward NRV Interview

Work Talk, a podcast discussing workforce trends in Virginia’s New River/Mount Rogers Region, recently interviewed Onward NRV’s Executive Director Charlie Jewell. Charlie spoke with host Marty Holliday, Executive Director of the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board, and Josh Lewis, Executive Director of Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance, about regional economic development organizations in the episode […]

Onward NRV Featured in WSLS NRV Passenger Rail Story

Onward New River Valley was featured in a recent WSLS news story about bringing passenger rail service to the New River Valley. James Cabler, Onward NRV’s Director of Business Engagement, spoke with WSLS’s Jessica Jewell about how passenger rail in the NRV would benefit the economy and increase employers’ ability to attract and retain talent […]