The Roanoke Regional Partnership serves as the point of contact for businesses looking to relocate and expand. We are connectors who match your needs and questions with the resources and answers. We’re a one-stop-shop for learning, evaluating, and connecting with the Alleghany, Botetourt, Franklin, and Roanoke counties, cities of Covington, Roanoke, and Salem, and the town of Vinton.
Let us help you find the right site or building for companies, create custom research for your business decision, and connect you with the people and services that will help you see why the Roanoke Region is the right place.
We provide immediate, accurate answers to your questions. Custom research includes information on labor supply, talent, costs, educational resources, and more.
History and Background
The Roanoke Regional Partnership is the regional economic development organization representing the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Franklin and Roanoke; cities of Covington, Roanoke, and Salem; and the town of Vinton. Founded in 1983, the Partnership is a joint venture between the eight governments and more than 200 private sector businesses that want to help this region grow.
The Partnership’s program of work includes business attraction, retention and expansion, market intelligence, asset development, and image building. More than $2.4 billion has been invested with the Partnership’s help and more than 20,000 jobs have been created. The Partnership assisted with projects such as Stik Pak, Traditional Medicinals, Mack Trucks, Munters Group AB, Balchem, Cardinal Glass, Bimbo Bakeries, Constellation Brands, Ardagh Packaging, Arkay Packaging, Altec Industries, Dynax America, Eldor Corporation, Integrity Windows, McAirlaids, Metalsa, Orvis, Virginia Forge, and Maple Leaf Bakery.
The Partnership created Roanoke Outside to showcase why the Roanoke Region is one of the best outdoor communities in the United States. Roanoke Outside creates economic growth by leveraging natural assets to attract investment and talent. Through business attraction, signature outdoor events, strategic partnerships, social offerings, and infrastructure investment Roanoke Outside seeks to establish the Roanoke Region as a place where businesses want to locate and where people want to live. Roanoke Outside manages www.roanokeoutside.com and a portfolio of brand-building events that include Blue Ridge Marathon, GO Outside Festival (GO Fest), and Go Cross Cyclocross Race.