Race Impact Continues to Grow, Tops $4.5 Million Over 9 Years


More racers brought more money to the Roanoke Region’s economy during the ninth Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, double marathon, half marathon, relay, Anthem Star 10K, and Carilion Family 1-Miler. More than 2,700 runners registered for America’s Toughest Road Marathon and the event generated more than $679,000 in economic impact according to an analysis by the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission.

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One of Nation’s Fastest Growing Breweries Is In the Roanoke Region

Exterior shot of Big Lick Brewing in downtown Roanoke

Roanoke is known for beer, bikes, and brains, and the region recently racked up an awesome accolade in one of those areas. 

The Brewer’s Association released its list of the 50 fastest growing small and independent craft brewers of 2017. Among the leaders is Roanoke’s Big Lick Brewing Co, which was ranked 45th fastest growing craft brewery and one of only three Virginia breweries to make the cut.

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On the Move and Making Connections

The Roanoke Regional Partnership has been busy this spring, sharing information about the region to businesses, site consultants, and individuals all over the country.

Here’s a look at some of the places where Partnership staffers have been in recent months:

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