Onward NRV Attends 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Onward New River Valley recently attended the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit, the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the summit connects companies from all over the world with economic development agencies from across the United States.

During the Investment Summit, Onward NRV promoted Virginia’s New River Valley through a booth in the Exhibition Hall. Onward NRV’s goal for the exhibition was to make new contacts with businesses looking to expand to the U.S. and encourage them to consider the New River Valley as a potential business location. With this being the biggest SelectUSA Investment Summit ever held that represented 83 international markets, Onward was able to promote the region to a variety of different international companies.

Executive Director Katie Boswell and Floyd County Community & Economic Development Director Lydeana Martin attended the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit where they were able to connect with over 35 different organizations. Katie will continue to reach out to these connections and help them visualize how the NRV is a natural fit for their businesses.

Learn more about SelectUSA here.


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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