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The Doodle Dust Dilemma

The Doodle Dust Dilemma

Doodle dust is the nickname for the dust and slag byproduct produced by the acid plant along Peaks Creek between 1904 and 1968.

Annual NRVRC Award Nominations Open!

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 13th. 

SolSmart Silver Designation

The Regional Commission is working towards attaining the SolSmart Silver Designation and  advancing solar efforts in the New River Valley. This designation allows the Regional Commission to disseminate available information, resources and best practices for solar...

New River Valley hosts multiple business plan competitions in 2020

This winter and spring, the New River Valley will host two new small business development programs in Giles and Montgomery counties, with both the Giles County Tourism Office and the Millstone Kitchen at Price’s Fork school developing business plan ‘pitch’ competitions.

2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Consumer Version

2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Consumer Version

NRVRC staff completed the 2019 update to the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document. In addition to the full CEDS report, the NRVRC develops a ‘consumer version’ of the report that summarizes economic development trends and CEDS goals and strategies, and provides a listing of each year’s top priority CEDS projects.