Mast General Store Projects 2020 Roanoke Opening

mast general store roanokeROANOKE (Jan. 30, 2019) – The Mast General Store, a family of stores based in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, is coming to Downtown Roanoke.

The location will be inside the Heironimus Building, at 401 South Jefferson Street. Originally constructed as a furniture store in 1905, the Heironimus Department Store took over the building in 1915 and remained a part of downtown until 1996.

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Employer Feedback Wanted for Workforce Survey

What do employers think about the state of the workforce? Your input is needed to help fuel this research.

The Virginia SkillsBelt project will gather information about the quality and availability of the workforce in a 55-county region; the results will be used in efforts to create new jobs and investment, as well as improve quality of life for residents.

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Innovation Corridor Featured in Site Selection Magazine

The Roanoke Innovation Corridor is featured in this month’s edition of Site Selection magazine.

The feature highlights the expansions taking place at Carilion and Virginia Tech as well as other nearby innovation assets, such as the Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services and RAMP Regional Accelerator.

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Partnership’s Eshelman Named to State Tourism Board

Pete Eshelman, director of outdoor branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership, has been appointed to the Virginia Tourism Corporation board of directors by Gov. Ralph Northam.

Eshelman’s appointment is not only recognition of the region’s commitment to growing the outdoor industry but also an acknowledgment of the contributions of traditional economic development and tourism.

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