Onward NRV Quoted in Virginia Business Article

New River Valley, VA – The New River Valley landed several headline-generating deals in 2021, as highlighted in Virginia Business magazine. An article, titled “Compounding Interest”, describes the announcements and their substantial impact on the region.

In the article, Onward NRV Executive Director Katie Boswell speaks to the industry appeal of relocating or expanding operations in a region rich with workforce potential.

“The theme that runs through all of our announcements this year is how highly skilled and educated the workforce is and what an important thing that is to the companies who expand or locate here”.

Learn more about the four NRV business announcements included in the 2021 article below:

Onward NRV strives to continue to stimulate regional job growth and investment in four targeted industries as part of the organization’s five-year economic development strategy. The industries, advanced manufacturing, food processing / agribusiness, information technology, and unmanned systems are growing and expanding in the region. 2,245 new jobs and $463 M in capital investment have been announced in the NRV since the five-year strategy began in FY2018-19.

Read the full article from Virginia Business 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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