Home for the Holidays

From college students on break to adult children coming to town for holiday events, this is the perfect time to show off the Roanoke Region.

One of the goals of the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s talent attraction program is to connect with “boomerangs” — people who grew up in the region and who moved away to Charlotte, Northern Virginia, Richmond, or wherever — this a great place to live and more opportunity is here than ever before.  

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WestRock Will Invest $248.4 Million in Covington Mill

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COVINGTON, Va. (Sept. 25, 2018) — Officials in Alleghany County and Covington joined Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today for the announcement that WestRock Company, the area’s largest and longest standing employer, will invest $248.4 million over a five-year period in facility and equipment upgrades.

The investments are designed to improve productivity, as well as increase employee training at the paper mill, which was established in 1899 and spans the City of Covington and Alleghany County line. Approximately 1,000 people are employed at the mill to manufacture high-quality bleached paperboard which is converted into packaging by WestRock and customers for global markets including pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, electronics, tobacco, and food.

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