Biannual IT Summit Discusses Tech Talent and Housing

Onward NRV hosted the third information technology leader’s summit with industry leaders from the New River Valley.

This summit focused on Onward NRV’s technology initiatives and upcoming housing projects from local developers. As part of the Onward 2023 Strategic Plan, Onward NRV launched two videos that showcase the in demand technology careers in the NRV as well as the unique culture within the technology companies here. In addition to these videos, Onward NRV will be strategically supporting company efforts to recruit mid-level talent to the NRV through digital marketing campaigns. After meeting with several HR Directors from local technology companies, our messaging will address the needs of this audience such as commute times, safe cities, and more time with families, in addition to connecting them with the variety of tech jobs available here.

Four housing developers from the NRV also shared the projects they are working on in order to address the housing needs of technology companies and the region.

Green Valley Builders
Shah Development
Stateson Homes
Midtown Redevelopment Partners

Through these projects alone, the region could see a couple thousand new housing options in the next few years between apartments, townhouses, single family homes, and estate homes. Their goal to is to provide a variety of options for those looking to live in the New River Valley.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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