Onward NRV hosted their investors at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Pulaski for a cozy Winter Investor Event on Thursday, December 8th. The event was sponsored by Freedom First Credit Union.
Executive Director Katie Boswell welcomed elected officials, board members, investors, and guests to the event. Spencer Lowry of Freedom First Credit Union spoke about FFCU’s commitment to serving their NRV customers.
Boswell then updated the investors on recent prospect activity, a recent project promoting tech and manufacturing jobs to students through posters displayed in the local public schools, and the final updates to Onward 2028, Onward NRV’s new five-year economic development strategy for the region.
After the Onward NRV update, Boswell welcomed Dr. Pat Huber as the evening’s guest speaker. Dr. Huber has served as the President of New River Community College since 2017. During her talk, she shared about the pivotal role that education plays in economic development. Dr. Huber also informed the investors about some of the new programs that NRCC is developing to serve the residents of Virginia’s New River Valley.
Onward NRV would like to thank Freedom First Credit Union for sponsoring the Winter Investor Reception and to the 110+ investors who support Onward NRV’s mission through their continued support.
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.