Onward 2028 Strategic Plan Goal 2: Business

Onward NRV is committed to creating strategic economic growth in Virginia’s New River Valley. With the collaboration of local economic development organizations, regional stakeholders, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), Onward NRV’s goal is to make serious impact with their new Onward 2028 five-year strategic plan.

Onward 2028: Join the Movement takes a modern, comprehensive approach to economic development that focuses on (1) Talent, (2) Business, (3) Marketing, and (4) Regionalism.

The second goal in the new plan is to attract and grow business to stimulate new jobs and investment in the New River Valley. Onward will support this goal with the following strategies:

  • Cultivating new business investment
  • Supporting existing competitiveness
  • Advocating for ready-to-go sites and buildings
  • Promoting FTZ #238

For more information about Onward NRV’s 5-year strategy and their goals visit here.

To join the movement of Onward NRV, contact Director of Business Engagement Samantha Livesay. (samantha@onwardnrv.org)


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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