NRV Experience 2022 Interns Discover Virginia’s New River Valley

NRV Experience 2022 Interns Discover Virginia’s New River Valley

NRV Experience interns from the 2022 cohort discovered the benefits of living and working in Virginia’s New River Valley this summer by participating in five unique excursions. The excursions, held throughout the months of June and July, were designed to each highlight one of the New River Valley’s five localities. Onward NRV collaborated with the local tourism directors and economic developers from each of the communities to showcase the region’s amenities for the interns. During each excursion, the local directors spoke to the interns about the exciting and unique amenities available in their community.

6/23: Floyd County | Art Classes at Floyd Center for the Arts

2022 Floyd County Excursion

6/30: Giles County | Outdoor Activities at Mountain Lake Lodge Adventure Center

2022 Giles County Excursion

7/7: Pulaski County | Water Activities at Mountain2Island Marina on Claytor Lake

NRV Experience 2022 Pulaski County Excursion

7/14: City of Radford | Movie Showing at Radford Theatre

NRV Experience 2022 Radford Excursion

7/20: Montgomery County | Float the New River at New River Junction

NRV Experience 2022 Montgomery County Excursion   Onward NRV’s goals for the NRV Experience program are to attract and retain graduates from local colleges and universities and to add value to local summer internships by promoting the region as a desirable place to live, work, and play. Through NRV Experience excursions, interns experienced some of the amenities available to them if they would choose to live and work in Virginia’s New River Valley after graduation.
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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