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The NRVRC Blog


Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo

NRVRC staff and local Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO’s) are currently planning the upcoming Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo. The 2017 Virginia’s Outdoor Lovers Expo is a free event and will be held at Bisset Park in Radford April 22nd from 10:00am-4:00pm.

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New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board’s New Strategic Plan

The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (NRMRWDB) has submitted to the State a new Strategic Plan to guide the organization, and the region, in meeting the skill needs of regional businesses. A State level committee will review this plan prior to approval. The Plan is due to go into effect on July 1, 2017 and run through June 30, 2020.

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NRVRC completes update to Radford University Economic Impact Analysis

Radford University has released an economic impact analysis report detailing the contributions that the institution makes on the New River Valley region and Virginia. NRVRC and Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission staff assisted with the development of the economic impact analysis, which uses IMPLAN economic impact modeling software to estimate the effects of spending by Radford University on the local economy.

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Giles County Outdoor Recreation Survey

Giles would like to know what you enjoy most about outdoor recreation in the county. If you’ve visited Giles recently, please take this brief survey and tell us about your experience: http://svy.mk/2kKNqYs.

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2017 Annual Commission Awards

Help us recognize the people who make an impact in the New River Valley! We need you to nominate worthy candidates for this year’s awards program. The Commission is accepting nominations for our regional awards until March 14th.

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February 2017 Transportation News

The middle of May is known for Damascus Trail Days. While many Appalachian Trail hikers make it a point to be in Damascus, VA for the celebration, many continue their hike weeks and even months afterwards. In fact, approximately 200 hikers traveled into the Town of Pearisburg each week, between May and June of last year.

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