Onward New River Valley presented the 2022 Regional Impact Award to Phoenix Hardwoods at the organization’s Annual Dinner on September 8, 2022. The Regional Impact Awards are presented annually and celebrate companies who are making an impact in Virginia’s New River Valley by bringing new jobs and investment to the region.
- Phoenix Hardwoods: Expansion announced in January 2022 resulting in eight (8) career-focused positions and $100,000 in capital investment in Floyd, County
Accepting the 2022 award for Phoenix Hardwoods’ are owners Jeff and Annie Armistead
Phoenix Hardwoods new retail and manufacturing space will enable the company to grow its product line, improve production efficiencies and better serve its customers. In addition, the project will also allow the company to purchase an additional $76,000 of Virginia-grown hardwoods over the next three years.
Onward New River Valley congratulates this year’s award winner and celebrates their commitment to making Virginia’s New River Valley a better place to live, work, and do business.
###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.