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UEDA Annual Summit: Day 1

If you follow us on Twitter, you might have noticed our feed getting a little busy today — it’s because our office has been here at the UEDA Annual Summit 2016, held right in beautiful Roanoke, VA, and we’ve been learning and sharing new ideas about economic development, community engagement, entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation, and more. To…

Office of Economic Development helps shape southwest Virginia’s agricultural economy

As southwest Virginia continues to experience economic challenges and coal-related employment declines, a traditional industry represents an opportunity for the region. The LENOWISCO Planning District Commission (PDC) engaged Virginia Tech to lead a strategic planning process for agriculture for the region, composed of the counties of Lee, Wise, Scott, and the city of Norton. LENOWISCO…

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!

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 research at Tech as a whole. The goal is to elevate Tech’s focus in medical…

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 park’s newest acquisition: Eldor Corp. The company produces auto parts globally, and its plans for…

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 vacant property into an industrial park – a project Town Manager Matt Lawless was thrilled…