Onward NRV Interviewed for Business Spotlight Radio Program

Onward NRV Talent Strategies Coordinator Max Davenport was recently interviewed for the Business Spotlight radio program that airs on WRAD Talk Radio. WRAD is simulcast on 101.7 FM, 103.5 FM, and 1460 AM. Host Paul Johnson, Vice President, and General Manager of New River Radio Group, spoke to Max about Onward NRV and their goals.

During the interview, Max had the opportunity to speak about Onward NRV’s 5-year strategic plan to attract talent and business to the region and emphasized Onward NRV’s four targeted industries: Advanced Manufacturing, It/Technology, Uncrewed Systems, and Food Processing & Agribusiness. In the interview, he addressed the challenges currently facing Onward NRV.

Max also talked about his role in the organization by highlighting Onward NRV’s talent retention program, the NRV Experience, and the new regional talent summit initiative. Max spoke about how Onward NRV takes a holistic approach to attracting people and businesses to the NRV. He believes that one of the best assets that the New River Valley has is its people.

Learn more about Onward NRV and their 5-year strategic plan here.

Discover more about the NRV Experience here.

Listen to the full interview 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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