Onward 2028 Strategic Plan Goal 4: Regionalism

Onward NRV’s mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. With committed leadership, steadfast investors, and a passionate staff, Onward NRV’s new 5-year strategic plan will boost talent attraction marketing, increase business attraction outreach, support local site development, and foster regional collaboration.

The Onward 2028 strategic plan outlines a roadmap for Onward NRV to lead collaboration across the region, sparking innovation and cross-pollinating ideas. Onward NRV will accomplish this by focusing on four main goals: (1) Talent (2) Business (3) Marketing and (4) Regionalism.

The fourth goal is to strengthen the connectedness of the region in the following ways:

  • Identify economic development funding sources
  • Lead regional collaboration and thought leadership
  • Lead multi-regional collaboration

For more information about Onward NRV’s 5-year strategic plan visit here.

To join the movement of Onward NRV, contact Senior 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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  1. […] Boswell then provided investors with an update on Onward NRV’s FY 2022-23 Annual Report, the NRV Experience internship program, and the progress of the Onward 2028 fundraising campaign. She also shared the four goals of the Onward 2028 five-year strategy, which include talent, business, marketing, and regionalism. […]

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