Governments throughout the Roanoke Region have made CARES Coronavirus funding available to small business grants.
Each locality has different guidelines and grant amounts, ranging in cash grants from $5,000 to $15,000 in one-time funding. Some of these programs opened in the past few weeks and applications are open.
Where do we go from here? The Roanoke Regional Recovery Project is designed to address that question.
The Roanoke Regional Partnership received GO Virginia funding to rapidly engage regional companies to assist with immediate recovery and build future resilience in response to the economic downturn due to COVID-19. The Roanoke Regional Partnership will collaboratively work with its eight local governments, higher education institutions regional agencies, business associations, and other organizations to focus on the sectors at the heart of our region’s economy — advanced manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and food and beverage.
Micro Harmonics Corporation, a Fincastle, Virginia-based manufacturer of millimeter wave isolators and millimeter wave circulators operating from 25 GHz over 400 GHz, is one of 26 small technology-based businesses awarded a grant from Virginia’s Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to support commercialization of their research.
Communications advice from famed FBI hostage negotiator is the latest episode of Experience 2020 Mini Sessions, hosted by the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s Get2KnowNoke.
Gary Noesner, who you might recognize from the streaming Netflix series “Waco,” spent 30 years as an investigator, instructor, and negotiator. Now retired – and living at Smith Mountain Lake – his book “Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator,” is the basis for the 6-episode series.