Onward New River Valley has officially released its FY2019-20 Annual Report. The annual report highlights accomplishments over the past year. It also provides an update on the progress made toward achieving goals outlined in the organization’s five-year economic development strategy for the region, called Onward 2023.
The FY2019-20 Annual Report is broken down into four main sections that align with the primary goals of the Onward 2023 strategic plan, including: Industry, Talent, Placemaking, and Organization. With the support of its 100+ investors, Onward NRV has been able to launch new initiatives over the past year. At two-years into the five-year strategy, the organization is on pace to meet almost all of the objectives through the five-year strategy.
Read the entire annual report for a full summary of the FY 2019-20 fiscal year.
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.