For those searching for a beautiful place to live and do business, Virginia’s New River Valley provides both a small-town atmosphere and an innovative, collaborative and business-friendly culture. It also offers a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. With magnificent mountains, cutting-edge research, and exceptional arts, entertainment, and education— the region is, quite simply, “A Natural Fit”.

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What makes up Virginia’s New River Valley ?

The NRV is located in southwestern Virginia in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. It consists of four counties (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski) and one city (Radford). The 1,458-square-mile region has a high degree of economic and social integration and a total population of almost 200,000 people.

The region is home to two universities: Virginia Tech and Radford University. It’s also home to an exceptional community college: New River Community College. These institutions contribute to the region’s cultural and social offerings, plus they add to a steady pipeline of talent for area companies.

Living In VIRGINIA’S NEW river valley

The NRV is made up of 15 unique small-town communities, each with their own unique and welcoming vibe. The region caters to the outdoor enthusiast and those that love the mountain lifestyle. It offers abundant recreation activity options for those who like to bike, trail run, hike, kayak, and more. It also provides easy access to world-class art at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center and several independent theaters. A thriving local restaurant and venue scene provide stellar down-to-earth entertainment. The area is also host to a number of well-recognized regional festivals.

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