2017 Annual Report

Looking back, 2017 was another outstanding year to live and work in the Roanoke Region of Virginia. Thank you to Roanoke Regional Partnership investors for supporting work that focuses on results that shape our region’s economic future.

Announced business investment in 2017 represented $378 million in annual economic impact and 1,461 direct and indirect jobs.

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Asset Management Turns to Talent

erin burchamby Erin Burcham, director of talent solutions

Managing an asset has changed the narrative of the Roanoke region. By recognizing the outdoors as an economic asset, the region has successfully moved its story from railroads to “Beer, Bikes, and Brains.” The successful transformation began by recognizing that the outdoors – water, mountains, and trails – are more than just wallpaper. They are an economic asset that can be monetized through new businesses, tourism, and other economic activity generated by new residents attracted by our outdoor culture.

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Erin Burcham Named Director of Talent Solutions

erin burcham roanoke talent solutionsErin Burcham has been named director of talent solutions for the Roanoke Regional Partnership. Burcham will direct a newly-created talent-attraction program that will contribute to the skilled workforce needs of area businesses.

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