The Roanoke Region has the infrastructure and resources to attract a wide range of industry, from advanced manufacturing propelled by a highly skilled workforce, to life science research based out of world-class institutes.
The East Coast location provides excellent market access for business and a pleasant climate for residents. Roanoke is the largest metropolitan area in the western half of Virginia and is made up of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, and Franklin counties, and the cities of Roanoke, and Salem. They represent a population of 325,000 in 1,700 square miles yet nothing in the region is more than 20 minutes away thanks to an exceptional system of roadways.
When it comes to costs of doing business and living, the region can’t be beat. Costs that are below the national average mean lower bills and less money spent on an operating budget.