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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Talent Efforts Produce Smart Results

The Partnership’s talent solutions program is helping companies connect with talent. Here are a few examples of where our efforts to attract talent to the region are paying off.

PowerSchool and the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council partnered with our young professional series, Experience Leadership, for a networking event that attracted 40 young professionals looking for opportunity in the Roanoke Region.

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