Onward NRV Featured on WDBJ7

Onward NRV was featured by Anthony Romano of WDBJ7 on November 7. The coverage featured the Virginia’s New River Valley regional video and information about the Onward 2023 5-year strategy.

The video also features Qualtrax, an Onward NRV investor, and highlights how the placemaking and industry-strengthening efforts of Onward 2023 will help Qualtrax and other IT companies in the area.

Onward NRV is grateful to receive local support and recognition of the Onward 2023 plan of work and for the regional video released in September.

For more information about Onward NRV’s five-year strategic plan for the region, read more about Onward 2023.

Read a transcript of the coverage at WDBJ7.


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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