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Jul 08

2024

Southern Living Names Floyd Country Store Top 20 Friendliest Places in the South

Floyd County, VA – Southern Living magazine recently ranked The Floyd Country Store among their “20 Friendliest Places in the South”. The Floyd Country Store was selected as “Most Inviting Front Porch” due to the “centuries-old songs” that spill out from the store on a weekly basis. The Floyd Country Store is known for its […] Read more

Jul 02

2024

New River Community College Announces Economic Impact

Pulaski County, VA – WSLS recently reported on New River Community College’s economic impact study for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The report shows that the community college is having a large influence in the region, contributing more than $121 million to the NRV’s economy in 2022. According to the Economic Value of New River Community […] Read more

Jun 25

2024

Falling Branch Corporate Park Receives Site Improvements

Montgomery County, VA – WDBJ7 recently reported that Falling Branch Corporate Park in Christiansburg, Virginia is receiving some site improvements. Its location off I-81 has made the corporate park a success, bringing in 600 new jobs and over $300 million in investment. “Virginia is really lacking in prepared sites”, said Montgomery County Economic Development Director […] Read more

Radford University Releases Economic Impact Study

Radford, VA – Radford University recently published their 2022 Economic Impact Study, which outlines the university’s contributions to Virginia’s New River Valley and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The study reveals that Radford University generated a total economic impact of $421.7 million for the state of Virginia and $390 million for the NRV in the 2022 […] Read more

Jun 04

2024

Skyphos Ranked as Top 5 Lab-On-A-Chip Startup

Montgomery County, VA – StartUs Insights recently named Skyphos, based in Montgomery County, as one of the “Top 5 Lab-On-A-Chip startups impacting engineering.” StartUs Insights uses AI to find and analyze promising startups, technologies, and trends. They evaluated 90 Lab-on-a-Chip startups to identify the top solutions worldwide. Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology condenses multiple laboratory functions into […] Read more

Jun 03

2024

Workforce Development Consortium Receives Grant

Radford, VA – The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium recently received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This grant is part of a $98 million initiative to enhance training and employment services for young people and expand apprenticeships in high-demand careers. The consortium is one of 72 organizations across […] Read more

May 25

2024

NRV Destinations and Businesses Win Best of Virginia 2024 Awards

New River Valley, VA – Virginia Living magazine recently recognized sixty-nine destinations and businesses in the New River Valley with Best of Virginia 2024 awards for Southwest Virginia. This annual contest invites the magazine’s readers to vote for the top destinations and businesses across the five regions of Virginia. The impressive number of winners from […] Read more

May 24

2024

Trail Center Opens to Visitors in Giles County

Giles County, VA – The ribbon cutting for the Giles County Trail Center at Mountain Lake Lodge was celebrated on May 10, 2024. According to a press release from Mountain Lake Lodge, the Trail Center has been created to help visitors discover the many attractions and trails of Giles County. The 3,000 square foot center […] Read more

May 02

2024

Virginia Tech Receives Grant for Additive Manufacturing Project

Montgomery County, VA – Virginia Tech recently reported that researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering were awarded $2 million of a $72 million Department of Energy grant to innovate manufacturing and accelerate the deployment of wind and water energy technologies. The project will focus on additive manufacturing techniques and applied materials that will […] Read more

May 01

2024

ESS Technologies to Increase Capacity and Create 27 New Jobs in Montgomery County

ESS Technologies, Inc. to invest $1.6 million to increase capacity in Montgomery County, creating 27 new jobs RICHMOND,VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that ESS Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of the Pacteon Group that specializes in complete packaging line design and equipment manufacturing, will invest $1.6 million to increase capacity and expand in Montgomery […] Read more

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Southern Living Names Floyd Country Store Top 20 Friendliest Places in the South

New River Community College Announces Economic Impact

Falling Branch Corporate Park Receives Site Improvements

Radford University Releases Economic Impact Study

Skyphos Ranked as Top 5 Lab-On-A-Chip Startup

Workforce Development Consortium Receives Grant

NRV Destinations and Businesses Win Best of Virginia 2024 Awards

Trail Center Opens to Visitors in Giles County

Virginia Tech Receives Grant for Additive Manufacturing Project

ESS Technologies to Increase Capacity and Create 27 New Jobs in Montgomery County

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