Onward NRV Exhibit SelectUSA 2022

Onward NRV and Local Partners Exhibit at SelectUSA 2022

In late June, Onward NRV sponsored a booth promoting Virginia’s New River Valley at the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Local economic developers from across the region collaborated with Onward NRV to staff the booth and promote the NRV to companies attending the Summit. The attending LEDOs included Brian Hamilton (Montgomery County Economic Development Director), Michael Solomon (Pulaski County Economic Development Director), and Drew Foxx (Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority Project Manager).

According to the SelectUSA website, the “Investment Summit is the highest-profile event in the United States dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI).” At the event, economic development organizations from across the country exhibited to promote their localities, regions, and states to foreign companies looking to grow their businesses in the United States.

Exhibiting at the SelectUSA Investment Summit is one way that Onward NRV cultivates new business investment opportunities, which is part of our organization’s first strategic plan goal to attract and grow industry to stimulate new jobs and investment. Onward NRV has participated in the Investment Summit either virtually or in-person in previous years.


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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