Roanoke Region Responds: COVID-19 Resources

Now open is the ONLY survey designed for all companies and all sectors in the Roanoke Region from the Alleghany Highlands to Roanoke Valley to Franklin County. It’s part of a collection of resources available to Roanoke Region businesses.
You can access it at
Please take a few minutes to complete it. Why? This survey will help:
  • Establish a benchmark of where employment and economics are right now.
  • Quantify the economic downturn by sector.
  • Identify specific business concerns in the COVID-19 environment.
  • Establish communication between businesses and governments.
  • Help guide policy and advocacy on behalf of businesses.
  • Form action steps.
Please help the economic development community better understand the impacts of this crisis by completing the survey. It’s a first step toward recovery.  
Thank you.

Beth Doughty
Roanoke Regional Partnership

on behalf of 

Roanoke City
Roanoke County
Franklin County
Botetourt County
Alleghany County
Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center
Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission
Virginia Career Works Blue Ridge Region 
Visit Virginia Blue Ridge

Tea Company Validates Regional Strategy

traditional medicinals

Traditional Medicinals, the leading seller of organic herbal wellness tea in the U.S., recently announced it will build a $29.7 million manufacturing and processing facility in Franklin County’s Summit View Business Park. It will create 56 jobs that pay substantially above the county’s prevailing wage. 

The Roanoke Regional Partnership and Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked for almost two years on this project which was successful due to a combination of deliberate actions by the Partnership and Franklin County aimed at improving our chances for a win.

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Community College Designated for Cyber Defense

Virginia Western Community College has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Students who graduate with a career studies certificate in Information Technology: Cyber Security will earn the CAE-CDE designation on their transcripts and receive the educational and employment benefits that come with it.

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