The Roanoke Regional Partnership assisted on 10 expansion and location projects in 2018 representing 366 new jobs, 286 secondary jobs, and $308 million in new investment.
Location announcements were Stik-Pak Solutions in Franklin County, SchaeferRolls in Alleghany County, and Blue Mountain Adventures and Tree Top Canopy Tours at Roanoke County’s Explore Park. Expansions included WestRock in the Alleghany Highlands which was one of the largest investments in Virginia, Cardinal Glass and Ardagh Packaging in Roanoke County, and Empire Foods and McAirlaid’s in Franklin County. These projects represent a recurring economic impact, according to IMPLAN, of $122,235,689.
In only two years, the Partnership has exceeded its five-year investment goal of $300 million by $97 million.