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Finance, Insurance & Real Estate

As one of the region's strongest clusters, there are more than 10,000 people employed in almost 1,500 firms and it is expected to grow 10.96 percent by 2022.

  • Roanoke Region -- largest metro area in western Virginia -- is regional center for a population of more than 700,000
  • Home to local and regional bank headquarters.
  • Customer service centers for banking and insurance.
  • Nearly 3,000 business-related graduates annually-- including 2,145 bachelor's and 610 master's degrees.
  • Good infrastructure for data centers, including available sites and buildings and low catastrophic risk.
  • Abundant utilities: fiber, water and electricity.
  • Electric rates below the national average; redundant service available.

Higher Education Connection 

Colleges and universities in the region feature reputable business programs in accounting, business administration, and more.

Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business is ranked in the Top 50 by US News & World Report.

  • Majors in Accounting and Information Systems; Business Information Technology; Economics; Finance; Management; and Marketing.
  • More than 3,800 undergraduate and 230 full-time graduate students.

Radford University College of Business and Economics offers bachelor's and master's degrees, plus a Bachelor of Business Administration at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.

  • Majors in Accounting; Finance; Management; Management with an Entrepreneurship Concentration, and Economics.
  • With Virginia Tech is one of 38 business schools to receive funding from BB&T to create a capitalism program at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Roanoke College offers degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Computer Information Systems.

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