Tag Archive for Roanoke

UEDA Annual Summit: Day 2

It’s day 2 of the UEDA Annual Summit, and, just like yesterday, we’ve been capturing all the excitement and tweeting about it. We also put together a comprehensive photo album all in one place, right here on the blog. Check it out below, and let us know what you think — tweet at us: @VT_EconomicDev!

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…

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…

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 properties in Vinton. For more information, see The Roanoke Times’ full story, “Officials propose to…

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. 15, 2016

This week in economic development news in Southwest Virginia and beyond: Just how much are colleges worth? The Hechinger Report looked to Virginia Tech to find answers to this multifaceted question. In their report, they find that the worth of a college can go beyond vague generalities and actually have a quantifiable number attached to…