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NRVRC hosts CEDS committee for 2020 CEDS update process

The NRVRC is in the process of updating the New River Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document for 2020.  The CEDS provides a review of economic data and conditions for NRVRC jurisdictions, identifies goals and strategies that help to...
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.

Mayors/Chairs Meeting

Each year the Regional Commission hosts a luncheon meeting of the chief elected officials and chief administrative officials from across the region.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide brief updates on regional initiatives while each community shares their most pressing issues. 

NRV Rail 2020 Hosts Passenger Rail Legislative Reception

On October 3rd NRV Rail 2020 hosted a reception coordinated by the Blacksburg Partnership public-private coalition to extend passenger rail service from Roanoke to Christiansburg.  Approximately 75 leaders from across the region attended to show support for the multi-year effort.

NRV Emergency Managers Meeting

NRV Emergency Managers Meeting

As the peak river use season is winding down, the Regional Commission hosted a meeting of Emergency Managers from across the region to discuss water safety issues and future collaborations. The group identified key strategies such as a river safety awareness campaign that will help educate the public on safe outings on the New River