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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Modern Economic Development Practiced Here

janet ady economic developmentA recent blog post by consultant Janet Ady outlines some key takeaways from the recent Site Selectors Guild conference where the Roanoke Regional Partnership was in attendance. Her observations support the initiatives of the Roanoke Regional Partnership and give credence to our belief that 21st century economic development is practiced in the Roanoke Region. 

According to Ady, “Talent is king.” She says, “Position your region to be attractive to people, as people are the ultimate magnet for companies.”

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