Onward NRV Launches Updated Online Resource for Regional Data

Onward NRV Launches Updated Online Resource for Regional Data

Onward NRV recently launched an updated online resource for regional data about Virginia’s New River Valley. The Regional Data webpage can be accessed at TheNRV.org/data. It features twelve data profiles with important information about demographics, housing, employment, and talent in the region.

All NRV data profiles are available as PDF downloads. Here is a list of the available profiles:

  • Demographics
  • Cost of Living
  • Housing
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Largest Employers
  • Employment by Industry
  • Occupational Employment & Wages
  • Commuter Work Flow
  • Labor Shed
  • Commercial Space
  • Recent Announcements
  • Recent Closings

In addition to the data profiles, the Regional Data webpage features links to maps of the New River Valley as well as information on the region’s accolades, economic trends, and largest employers. This updated webpage will serve as a regional resource and provide relevant data to site selectors and companies looking to locate their operations in Virginia’s New River Valley. Data profiles will be updated every six months to keep the available information accurate and relevant.

Onward NRV collaborated with the Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement on the project.

Explore and download the NRV regional data profiles 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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