In February, Onward New River Valley Executive Director Katie Boswell attended the 2022 Winter Fancy Food Show in Las Vegas. Onward NRV in conjunction with representatives from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) and the Roanoke Regional Partnership who marketed Virginia as a great place to do business.
During the show, Boswell was able meet with growing companies in the Food Processing & Agribusiness industry and promote the business advantages of Virginia’s New River Valley, such as:
- The New River as a reliable and clean water source
- Virginia Tech’s highly ranked Food Science & Technology program
- The NRV’s Mid-Atlantic location and easy access to East Coast markets
Click here to learn more about the 2022 Winter Fancy Food Show.
Click here to learn more about the Food Processing & Agribusiness industry in Virginia’s New River Valley.
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.