Onward NRV Attends 2024 Business Horizons Career Fair

Onward NRV’s Senior Director of Engagement Samantha Livesay and Talent Strategies Coordinator Max Davenport recently represented Virginia’s New River Valley at the Virginia Tech Business Horizons Career Fair.

During the career fair, Samantha and Max were able to speak to students about the great job options that can be found in the NRV. They shared information about Virginia’s New River Valley job board and highlighted key job opportunities in Onward’s targeted industries of Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology.

Samatha and Max were able to engage with the students and encourage them to make the NRV home after graduation. They connected with students who were interested in learning more about jobs available in the region and will follow up with the students who handed them resumes.

Onward NRV regularly attends career fairs at New River Community College , Radford University and Virginia Tech as part of their strategic plan to attract and retain talent to support regional growth.

Learn more about the Onward 2028 strategic plan 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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