Investor Spotlight: Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

Investor spotlightGoodwill Industries of the Valleys serves 35 counties and 14 cities throughout Central, Southwest, and Southside Virginia. Its vision is the eliminate poverty through its mission of empowering individuals, strengthening families, and inspiring communities. Through the sale of donated goods in our stores, Goodwill provides training and employment services to people who face challenges, disadvantages, or barriers to employment.

How is the Roanoke Region important to your business?

Roanoke is home to our organization’s headquarters and one of our major hubs. The Roanoke Region includes eight of our stores and donation centers as well as your Youth Headquarters and Jobs Campus. Each location has team members from right here in the Roanoke Valley. In addition to our stores, we provide a variety of our mission-focused services, such as our GoodCare and GoodStart programs, to the area.

Why has your company invested in the Roanoke Regional Partnership?

The work the Roanoke Regional Partnership does recruiting businesses as well as helping current businesses, like us, continue to grow and prosper is important to Goodwill. Our focus, what we do every day, is to help individuals achieve their fullest potential, through job skills and other types of training. We want to be ready to provide a ready job force for those industries the Roanoke Regional Partnership works to bring to the Valley. Also, the majority of our funds come from the sale of the generous donations we receive from all those in our communities. The more prosperous our communities can be, the more we can really help those individuals in need of services.

Company information:

  • Corporate Leadership: Richmond Vincent, President & CEO | Mindy Boyd, Chief Operations Officer | Mary Ann Gilmer, Chief Strategy & People Officer | Jackson Green, Chief Financial & Compliance Officer | Brenda Moore, Chief Technology Officer
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Virginia Named ‘Top State for Business’ in CNBC Ranking

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(July 10, 2019) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that CNBC has named Virginia America’s “Top State for Business” in 2019. CNBC unveiled Virginia as the top state for business this morning during a live broadcast from Shenandoah River State Park, and Governor Northam was on location to discuss the announcement. The top ranking is determined by CNBC following an extensive study of all 50 states based on 64 metrics in 10 categories of competitiveness. Virginia is tied with Texas for most years named top state for business by CNBC, with wins in 2007, 2009, 2011, and now 2019.

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Roanoke Region Gets High Marks in Southern Business & Development

Southern Business & DevelopmentIn the latest edition of Southern Business & Development magazine, several Roanoke Region locations are mentioned in the list of “Who’s winning the economic development game in the South?

The best of list ranks locations from all over the Southern part of the country in 60 different categories.

Here are the highlights from the Roanoke Region:

  • Best-Kept Secrets for Great Quality of Life in the South: Mid-Markets: Roanoke, Va.
  • Best Data Center Locations in the Southeast: Roanoke County, Va. (honorable mention)
  • Best Cities and Counties in the Southeast for the Creative Class: Roanoke, Va.
  • Best Mid-Markets in the Southeast for the Automotive Industry: Roanoke, Va.