The public workforce system is a valuable resource to support human capital development of workers across the region. But there are business resources that go beyond just filling job openings. The intended outcome of the services offered is to positively influence the bottom line by saving businesses time and money.
The results of the broadband surveys for Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg are in. At a series of presentations, local councils and boards learned the key findings about users’ behaviors, experience and needs for internet access.
NRVRC staff have been working with staff and citizens of the Town of Pulaski to implement economic development strategies related to the historic downtown district of Pulaski.
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.
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.
Giles County has received a planning grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to create a plan to encourage business development and revitalize the downtown areas in Glen Lyn, Pearisburg, and Rich Creek.