Onward New River Valley hosted the organization’s Winter Investor Reception on Thursday, January 27th, 2022. The event was held at The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company, located in Pulaski County. Onward NRV investors were able to meet-and-greet the organization’s newly appointed Executive Director, Katie Boswell. This event was proudly sponsored by MOVA Technologies and West Main Development. Both companies are based in Pulaski County.
Scott Blankenship, Chairman of the Onward NRV Board of Directors, welcomed elected officials, board members and investors to the event. The event’s sponsors, Luke Allison and Steve Critchfield, spoke and gave a brief overview of their organizations, MOVA Technologies and West Main Development. Executive Director Katie Boswell updated the investors on recent prospect activity, the upcoming 2022 NRV Experience Cohort, the new Regional Data page on TheNRV.org, and staffing changes for Onward NRV.
Thank you to all the investors who attended the Winter Investor Reception, to MOVA Technologies and West Main Development for sponsoring the event, and to the 100+ investors who support Onward NRV and its mission.
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.