Tag Archive for SWVA

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…

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…

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…