Innovation Corridor Featured in Site Selection Magazine

The Roanoke Innovation Corridor is featured in this month’s edition of Site Selection magazine.

The feature highlights the expansions taking place at Carilion and Virginia Tech as well as other nearby innovation assets, such as the Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services and RAMP Regional Accelerator.

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Partnership’s Eshelman Named to State Tourism Board

Pete Eshelman, director of outdoor branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership, has been appointed to the Virginia Tourism Corporation board of directors by Gov. Ralph Northam.

Eshelman’s appointment is not only recognition of the region’s commitment to growing the outdoor industry but also an acknowledgment of the contributions of traditional economic development and tourism.

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Experience the Future of Leadership

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One of the marquee events in the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s talent attraction program is on the calendar. Experience – June 6-7 at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke – will feature national and regional speakers on topics that explore the future of work, preparing your young professionals to help take your company to the next level.

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Empire Bakery Commissary to Create 75 New Jobs

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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – Empire Bakery Commissary, LLC, a commercial producer of ready-made cakes, cookies, and desserts, announced an expansion that will double its capacity, creating 75 new jobs in Franklin County.

The company is investing $10.4 million, including $2.3 million in new equipment, to add 32,000 square feet to its Rocky Mount facility and renovate an additional 12,000 square feet to serve more customers.

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