Charles Slife, The Austin Company NRV Visit

The Austin Company is “Getting Familiar with the New River Valley”

VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEYOnward NRV hosted a familiarization tour for three site consultants on May 23rd. Kyle Johnson and Charlies Slife of the The Austin Company published a recap of the tour on the Austin Company website.

Site Consultants of BLS and The Austin Company NRV Visit
“Because of this visit,” said Johnson and Slife, “we are now more informed on the strategic assets available to companies in the New River Valley, including its transportation connectivity, proximity to major universities, and skilled workforce. This allows us and our team to better advise clients who are considering locating in this region.”

Read more about their experience at


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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