Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Office of Economic Development Tours Pulaski

As part of our staff retreat on April 26, our office went for a tour of Pulaski, hosted by the Director of Economic Development for the Town of Pulaski, John White. John has been in the position for 14 years, and his knowledge of and love for the town and its history was evident. Thanks for the tour, John!

The Kitchen opens in Roanoke’s West End neighborhood

On April 26, a rentable commercial kitchen space held their grand opening, three years after the Office of Economic Development aided the organization behind it with an assessment of the project’s potential economic and community development opportunities. Called The Kitchen, the Local Environmental Agriculture Project Inc. (LEAP) was able to secure $140,000 in funds for the space to equip…

Meet the OED: Elli Travis

Photo of Elli Travis.

Position: Economic Development Specialist How long have you worked at the OED? It will be one year on June 1. Before the OED, I was a: Graduate student in Agricultural and Applied Economics.  Before that, an Associate at an international development company in Washington, DC. Where are you from? Washington, DC What’s the best part…