Roanoke Region Job Growth Outpacing the State

Notable growth is happening in the Roanoke Region. Newly released data on employment growth show Roanoke is not only outpacing Virginia, but also exceeding Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Hampton Roads.

Over the past 12 months, employment grew by 1,200 jobs or 1.3 percent compared to 0.9 at the state level.

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Talent Efforts Produce Smart Results

The Partnership’s talent solutions program is helping companies connect with talent. Here are a few examples of where our efforts to attract talent to the region are paying off.

PowerSchool and the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council partnered with our young professional series, Experience Leadership, for a networking event that attracted 40 young professionals looking for opportunity in the Roanoke Region.

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A ‘Talented’ Approach to Growing the Roanoke Region

The Roanoke Region is getting “stickier” by the day.

The summer schedule is packed with Get2KnowNoke programming for college students and young professionals to help them develop professionally and create a network with ties to the region.

It’s part of a two-pronged talent solution strategy developed by the Roanoke Regional Partnership to connect with college students while engaging them with the region as a place to work after graduation.

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