The Place Everyone Wants to Be

Downtown Roanoke

Business attraction is attracting a lot of attention in the Roanoke Region. Overall activity in business attraction, expansion and retention is up 27 percent in 2015.  October was also a busy month for visits by companies evaluating the region for jobs and investment. Three companies visited the region the week of Oct. 19 alone.

Requests for information assistance – answers and data not related to business attraction– are up 38 percent YTD. The Partnership is a critical community resource for information.  In a typical month, the Partnership provides maps, economic data, and connections to resources to businesses, elected officials, and local governments. 

A growing number of other states and regions call to ask how they can copy our outdoor branding initiative.  But we tell them, “You can’t do it without the fabulous outdoor assets we enjoy in the Roanoke Region.”