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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Modern Economic Development Practiced Here

janet ady economic developmentA recent blog post by consultant Janet Ady outlines some key takeaways from the recent Site Selectors Guild conference where the Roanoke Regional Partnership was in attendance. Her observations support the initiatives of the Roanoke Regional Partnership and give credence to our belief that 21st century economic development is practiced in the Roanoke Region. 

According to Ady, “Talent is king.” She says, “Position your region to be attractive to people, as people are the ultimate magnet for companies.”

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Outdoor Benchmark Report: How Do We Compare?

The 2018 Outdoor Benchmark analysis has been completed by the Roanoke Regional Partnership. This update of a 2012 study, also done by the Partnership, compares the Roanoke Region to peer outdoor communities – Asheville, NC; Boulder, CO; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC; and Portland, ME.

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2018: 10 Announcements

The Roanoke Regional Partnership assisted on 10 expansion and location projects in 2018 representing 366 new jobs, 286 secondary jobs, and $308 million in new investment.

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