Two Roanoke Region localities have been recognized as nationwide technology leaders. Roanoke County and Franklin County each placed in the top 10 of the Annual Digital Counties Survey for communities with a population of less than 150,000.
Looking for a place with a certain cool factor?
Look no further than the Roanoke Region.
The Matador Network, an online travel guide, named Roanoke a cool city you should check out before everyone else does.
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The Roanoke Regional Partnership held a quarterly investor update on June 7 to present a report on activity in the first five months of 2018. Beth Doughty, executive director, talked about the Partnership’s 360-degree approach to economic growth which integrates business investment, talent solutions, and outdoor assets.
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The Roanoke Regional Partnership (RRP), Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (LRBA), and Onward New River Valley (ONRV) are seeking a consultant to conduct a capacity study to address challenges in talent attraction from the 25 colleges and universities within Region 2, the retention of young professionals, and the other challenges faced by regional employers in recruiting young talent. The purpose of the project is to create a talent attraction and retention program for the entire GO Virginia Region 2 service area.