Month: March 2016

OED Weekly Roundup: Week of March 28, 2016

This week in economic development news in Southwest Virginia and beyond: Fiber broadband is coming to Vinton and portions of Roanoke and Salem. The project has a $3.4 million price tag and will provide an advantage to nearly 650 commercial…

Meet the OED: Doris Waddell

Position:  Program Support Technician How long have you worked at the OED? 12 years Before the OED, I was: at Virginia Tech, University Development, Capital Where are you from? Christiansburg, VA What’s your favorite memory from the office? It would have to…

Meet the OED: Adam Mawyer

In the first of our Meet the Office of Economic Development series, we sat down with grad student Adam Mawyer to get his thoughts on economic development, time travel, and the one food he’d be happy to eat for the…

OED Weekly Roundup: Week of March 21, 2016

This week in economic development news in Southwest Virginia and beyond: Virginia Tech and Carilion are looking to further strengthen their relationship and their international reputation by creating a medical hub in Roanoke and continuing to invest in medical science…

OED Weekly Roundup: Week of March 14, 2016

This week in economic development news in Southwest Virginia and beyond: In especially exciting news out of Botetourt County, around $246.5 million and over 500 new jobs are coming to the Roanoke region by 2021, thanks to the Greenfield industrial…

A quiet but fundamental shift…

…in Virginia economic development just took place. The budget passed in the session that just concluded supports important structural changes laid out in GO Virginia. This new approach will incentivize and fund thoughtful collaborative regional efforts to address various economic…

OED Weekly Roundup: Week of March 7, 2016

This week in economic development news in Southwest Virginia and beyond: In an effort to help local entrepreneurs, Virginia Tech’s Catalyst Program landed almost $500,000 in funding from a U.S. Department of Commerce grant. The money will go toward supporting…

OED Weekly Roundup: Week of Feb. 29, 2016

This week in economic development news in Southwest Virginia and beyond: On Monday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the town of Boones Mill, Virginia would be receiving $600,000 from the state Industrial Revitalization Fund. The money will go toward converting a…