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 addresses these regional issues, and prioritizes regional economic development projects that the region can undertake to achieve these goals.
Doodle dust is the nickname for the dust and slag byproduct produced by the acid plant along Peaks Creek between 1904 and 1968.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Giles County to be one of ten participants in the United States to receive planning assistance through the EPA’s Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program.