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NRV Tourism

NRV Tourism

Regional Commission staff met with local Destination Marketing Organizations in January to discuss tourism updates. This group meets bi-monthly to discuss tourism related news and potential regional projects. The group recently submitted a Marketing Leverage Program grant to the Virginia Tourism Corporation for the design and printing of a regional trail guide. For further information, please contact James Jones (jjones@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 203. Share...

Pathways to the American Dream – Year One Wrap-up

In January 2017, the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (NR/MR WDB) began their Pathways to the American Dream project.  This four-year project is funded by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration America’s Promise, H-1B Job Training Grant. 

Regional Effort for Localities in SWVA to Become Work Ready Communities

The New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board supports the region’s economy through a collaborative approach to meeting needs of businesses and job seekers that is flexible and adaptable to the changing economic ecosystem.
One of the ways the NR/MR WDB is living its mission is by being one of several organizations that are leading a regional initiative to certify 21 jurisdictions in SWVA as “Work Ready Communities.”

Building a Pipeline of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing, Healthcare, and IT

Building a Pipeline of Skilled Workers in Manufacturing, Healthcare, and IT

The Pathways to the American Dream project is off to a fantastic start. An H1-B project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and awarded to the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium Board, “Pathways” covers four of the 15 Workforce Development areas in Virginia. Pathways is a systems-building project with the explicit intent of building a pipeline of skilled workers in manufacturing, healthcare, and IT so reginal businesses can remain competitive and grow.

Second Regional Clean-up Makes Massive Impact

Second Regional Clean-up Makes Massive Impact

The second, regional ReNew the New Clean-up Event tripled the number of miles cleaned up and nearly tripled the tonnage of trash and tires removed from the New River Watershed, compared to last year’s event. Held on Saturday, August 26th, 2017, in Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, this year 475 volunteers and local government staff cleaned up over 30 miles of waterway and streambank on the New River and its tributaries.