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Small business loan funds available

The New River Valley Development Corporation’s revolving loan fund has over $40,000 available to lend to small businesses in the New River Valley. The loan fund helps small businesses to buy equipment, upgrade facilities, or secure working capital to expand their operations. Typical loans range from $10,000 to $20,000 or more, depending on the needs of the business and the type of collateral on offer.

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Regional Commission hosts CEDS committee for 2018 CEDS update process

The NRVRC is in the process of updating the New River Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document for 2018.  The CEDS provides a review of economic data and conditions for NRVRC jurisdictions, identifies goals and strategies that help to addresses these regional issues, and prioritizes regional economic development projects that the region can undertake to achieve these goals.

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Town of Floyd Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town of Floyd conducted their community survey from February 16th to March 16th. The survey was available online and distributed to the Town library, Floyd High School, and area businesses and employers. The total number of survey responses received was 509 responses. The analysis of the survey data to identify indicators and focus areas has been initiated. For further information, please contact Aphi Fancon (afancon@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 217. Share... read more

Transportation Update

Despite being geographically located at the crossroads of two major national rail corridors and having the only airport designated as a US Port of Entry within a couple-hundred miles, more than 90% of all regional freight is moved by truck.  In 2012, the New River Valley region exported more than $6 billion in freight value.

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Regional Leaders Celebrate Award Winners

On May 15, 2018 the New River Valley Regional Commission board of directors, comprised of elected officials and citizen appointees across the region, hosted a dinner event at Sinkland Farms in Riner, VA to honor their annual award recipients. Over 100 local government elected officials, state and federal representatives, and planning commission chairs were in attendance.

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Smart Beginnings NRV Book Donation

Smart Beginnings NRV was thrilled to donate 200 books to the Children’s Health Improvement Partnership of the New River Valley (CHIP), in addition to providing books to the Giles Early Education Project, Reading Hour, and Pulaski County Schools’ VPI Classrooms. This donation was made possible by the wonderful people at Sands Anderson—a law firm with locations throughout Virginia, including right here in the New River Valley—who provided the books and entrusted Smart Beginnings to distribute them to the community.

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