Pratt Industries to Locate in Botetourt County Shell Building

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DALEVILLE, Va. (February 26, 2019) – Botetourt County and the Roanoke Regional Partnership today announced that Pratt Industries will invest $20+ million to finish and expand a shell building in Botetourt Center at Greenfield for the manufacturing and converting of sustainable corrugated boxes and displays. The company plans eventually to employ 50 at an average wage of $47,900 plus benefits.

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McAirlaid’s to Expand in Franklin County

mcairlaid's roanoke franklin county(Dec. 20, 2018) — McAirlaid’s, Inc. announced today it will increase manufacturing capacity by investing $7.8 million and creating 25 jobs at its Franklin County facility. The company, a subsidiary of Germany’s McAirlaid’s Vliesstoffe GmbH, established its North American headquarters in Franklin County in 2006 recruited by the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Franklin County.

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3 Signs of a Strong Economy

Good signs ahead.

Employment is up 2,000 jobs from July 2017 to July 2018 in the Roanoke metro area – a strong growth rate of 1.3 percent. This July rate is the highest since July 2006. This statistic is the latest in a string of indicators creating high levels of Roanoke region consumer confidence.

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Partnership Touts Progress for First Half of 2018

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The Roanoke Regional Partnership held a quarterly investor update on June 7 to present a report on activity in the first five months of 2018. Beth Doughty, executive director, talked about the Partnership’s 360-degree approach to economic growth which integrates business investment, talent solutions, and outdoor assets. 

Highlights from the presentation:

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