Roanoke Region Makes LinkedIn Top 20 Remote-Work Haven List

LinkedIn’s Workforce Insights has recognized Roanoke as a top ten small metro for remote workers with the publication of their “Top 20 Cities to Pursue Faraway Jobs” list. This ranking is based on the percentage of applicants for remote work, and Roanoke landed 11.1% higher than the national average.

So what makes the Roanoke Region an ideal hotspot for remote workers? Key factors have been identified including; infrastructure, culture, and required support system (like co-working spaces) for remote workers to thrive.

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Job Listing: Director of Talent Attraction

The Roanoke Regional Partnership is looking for someone to enhance and grow their program focused on talent outreach strategies, partnerships, communications, and marketing to attract talent for our region and its employers. The Partnership has already changed the region’s narrative to that of an active, outdoor mecca through the work of the Roanoke Outside Foundation. This is an opportunity to leverage that narrative to attract and retain top talent in the Roanoke region. 

This position calls for someone who is good at creating connections with academic institutions, employers, public sector partners, students, and other stakeholders. Best candidate relishes the challenge of building a program from the ground up, is a creative yet strategic thinker, and a self-motivator who won’t shy away from constructing plans and setting goals.

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Experience Leadership Institute Opens to College Students

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Do you know a college student or recent graduate who wants to set themselves apart when looking for jobs?  

Do you know a college student or recent graduate whose summer resume-building plans have blown up due to COVID-19?  

Or is your business getting ready to welcome this year’s summer associates and interns?

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35 Years of Evolving Economic Development Strategy

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A lot has changed since 1983.

Thirty-five years ago, the national average wage index was $15,239. The Betacam was revolutionizing video. And the Roanoke Region’s economic landscape looked far more like its past than its future.

This month, the Roanoke Regional Partnership celebrates 35 years as a resource and advocate for businesses and individuals in the communities we serve. From its infancy in the 1980s, the Partnership has been an impassioned developer of modern economic development strategies. As industries changed and our economic landscape transformed, the Roanoke Regional Partnership created unique partnerships, foundations, and community events to highlight our region’s contemporary economy. 

Today, we’re bringing our family of brands closer with the incorporation of updated logo designs that refresh the individual program identities, while maintaining the brand equity these marks have established. We’d like you to be the first to see the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s reinvigorated brand identity in support of our ongoing integrated marketing strategy for economic development. 

Dedicated talent attraction website launches

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In coordination with these updates, the Roanoke Regional Partnership recently launched, a professional development resource for job seekers. Divided into Work, Play, and Live sections, the site uses real people and businesses throughout the region to tell our community’s story. is specifically designed for job seekers who understand that you’re not just climbing the ladder, you’re choosing a community to call home. 


With your support of the Roanoke Region of Virginia, we’ve spent the last 35 years developing a 21st-century regional economic development organization that serves our community as a resource for market intelligence, an advocate for wage and job growth, as talent attraction experts, and through the development of a new community narrative as an active outdoor region.

Whether you have been impacted by the Roanoke Regional Partnership, Roanoke Outside Foundation, Get2KnowNoke or other community collaborations, we appreciate your continued interest in the natural resources, talented workforce, and livable communities that make our region unique.