Onward NRV Attends Select USA with Local Partners

NEW RIVER VALLEY, VA – Onward New River Valley attended the Select USA Investment Summit, the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the U.S. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the summit brings together companies from all over the world and economic development agencies from all over the U.S. Onward NRV Select USA

Onward’s goal for the exhibition was to make new contacts with businesses looking to expand to the U.S. and encourage them to visit the New River Valley.

Executive Director Charlie Jewell attended the summit with Brian Hamilton (Montgomery County Economic Development Director), Lydeana Martin (Floyd County Community and Economic Development Director), and Michael Solomon (Pulaski County Economic Development Director).

The literature and information provided for guests included:

  • Regional Lifestyle Brochure
  • Regional International Brochure
  • Individual County/City Information Sheets
  • Visit the NRV Postcard
  • Individual Targeted Industry Brochures
  • In order to facilitate conversations and entice people to visit the NRV booth, Onward gave out regionally branded tote bags, sticky notes, pens, and cups.


    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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