Employment Growing in the Roanoke Region


Employment levels continue to grow in the Roanoke Region of Virginia.

Employment in June 2018 is approximately 2,000 jobs higher than June 2017 in the Roanoke metro area, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The regional employment level is at its highest level of any June since June 2008. 

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Stik-Pak Solutions to Expand to Summit View Business Park

stik-pak solutionsFranklin County announced that Stik-Pak Solutions, a contract packaging firm, will invest $14.3 million to relocate and expand its Franklin County operation into a new 100,000 square foot facility to be built in the county’s new Summit View Business Park. The company currently operates out of a 25,000 square foot facility in the Franklin County Commerce Center and employs 35 workers. The new facility will be built in two 50,000 square foot phases on a five-acre pad and will create 50-60 new high-paying jobs within six years in addition to the relocation of the current employees.

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Atlantic Credit and Finance To Create 115 Jobs in Downtown Roanoke

atlantic credit and finance roanokeROANOKE, Va. (Jan. 4, 2018) – Atlantic Credit and Finance (ACF), a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, will invest $4 million to expand its operations, creating 115 new jobs in downtown Roanoke.

The company, a leading servicer of unsecured, consumer-distressed assets, currently located at 3353 Orange Ave., will be moving to a new 50,000-square-foot office at 111 Franklin Road. With 244 retained jobs plus the new hires, 359 people will be added to growing downtown employment.

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