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.
Partnership with New River Valley Commerce Park proves invaluable research opportunity for undergraduates
Students enrolled in two Artis College of Science and Technology courses conducted impactful undergraduate research at the New River Valley Commerce Park this year.
The NRVRC is in the process of updating the New River Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document for 2019-20. 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.
RIDE Solutions teamed up this year with FloydFest’s producers to offer carpooling incentives for festival goers. Encouraging attendees to use carpooling to reduce their costs, their environmental footprint, and the parking headache has been an annual challenge.
Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority (VFRIFA) is soliciting website design consultants and/or companies for proposal to redesign the NRV Commerce Park website (www.nrvcommercepark.com). The current website is outdated and difficult to use on mobile devices, so VFRIFA wishes to have a new, comprehensively redesigned website created to market the 1,000-acre industrial park to prospective companies.