COVID-19 Resources for Business Portal

COVID-19 Resources for Business Portal Launched

Blacksburg, VAOnward New River Valley and its partnering organizations are working diligently to understand the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on businesses in the NRV. As we begin to adapt to the new challenges our region and nation face, Onward NRV and its partners are here to do everything we can to support your company in this evolving business climate.

Today, we launched a new “COVID-19 Resources for Business” page on the Virginia’s New River Valley website. The page is designed to be an online portal for information and resources to help businesses in the NRV plan and respond to the impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The page will allow us to collect and compile resources in one central location as they become available.

If we or our partners can be of any assistance to you during these uncertain times, please let us know. For question or assistance, contact James Cabler, Director of Business Engagement, at or 540-267-0007.


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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