Stopping the Brain Drain Talent Study Released

go virginia region 2ROANOKE, Va., (June 19, 2019) – The 18 jurisdictions in the Lynchburg, New River Valley, and Roanoke regions have many strengths when it comes to talent development, attraction and retention but there are opportunities to implement new initiatives to increase the talent pool as a way to grow and diversify the region’s economy.

That was the assessment of a study conducted as part of a GO Virginia Region 2 project called Stopping the Brain Drain, which included the work of a talent action coalition comprised of government, higher education, and business leaders from throughout Region 2 to develop strategies to increase the talent pool.

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Roanoke Innovation Corridor Grows

Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor got another boost Wednesday as Carilion Clinic announced a $300 million expansion of Roanoke Memorial Hospital that will include a new 15-story tower and a new behavioral health hospital flanking Jefferson Street. 

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Outdoor Benchmark Report: How Do We Compare?

The 2018 Outdoor Benchmark analysis has been completed by the Roanoke Regional Partnership. This update of a 2012 study, also done by the Partnership, compares the Roanoke Region to peer outdoor communities – Asheville, NC; Boulder, CO; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC; and Portland, ME.

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