Roanoke Region Welcomes Mack Trucks

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Roanoke, Va. (January 30, 2020) – Governor Ralph Northam joined Roanoke County and company officials today to announce that Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, will invest $13 million in a new facility to build a new line of medium-duty trucks. The plant, to be known as Mack’s Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) facility, will employ 250 in the former LSC Communications building in western Roanoke County.

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GO Fest Generates $480,000 in Economic Impact

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The region’s biggest outdoor festival has a direct impact on the regional economy.

The Anthem Roanoke GO Outside Festival in October generated $480,000 in new economic activity that will support 4.7 jobs in the Roanoke market over the next year.

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Roanoke Region Job Growth Outpacing the State

Notable growth is happening in the Roanoke Region. Newly released data on employment growth show Roanoke is not only outpacing Virginia, but also exceeding Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Hampton Roads.

Over the past 12 months, employment grew by 1,200 jobs or 1.3 percent compared to 0.9 at the state level.

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