Onward NRV recently highlighted its mission and goals during local Kiwanis chapter meetings. The two Montgomery County meetings were on March 2 at the Holiday Inn Christiansburg-Blacksburg and on April 13th at the Village Center at Warm Hearth. Samantha Livesay, Director of Business Engagement, was the featured speaker at both events. Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to “improving the world one child and one community at a time”.
Samantha’s presentation included an overview of Onward NRV and our regional successes. She also spoke about Onward NRV’s goals to attract talent, grow businesses, market the NRV and strengthen the connectedness of Virginia’s New River Valley over the next five years.
Attending events like the Kiwanis chapter meeting speaks to Onward NRV’s goal of building partnerships in the New River Valley by raising awareness of our organization’s mission and five-year economic development strategy for the region.
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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.