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Virginia’s New River Valley is much more than a region with beautiful scenery and diverse people. It is a perfect location to let your business flourish. The area is affordable, accessible, innovative, and enjoyable. The NRV also has easy access to talent, a strategic location, and an innovative business community.

Talent in Virginia's New River Valley

Access to Talent

The talent in the New River Valley is highly skilled and educated due to the presence of Virginia Tech, Radford University, and New River Community College in the region. Employees in the NRV are also incredibly loyal and dedicated to improving themselves and their products.

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Strategic Location

The NRV has easy access to I-81 and I-77, which creates convenient travel to distribution centers in the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest markets. Plus, the NRV is less than 4 hours away from Washington, D.C., Charlotte, NC, and Richmond, VA and 6-8 hours from New York, NY, Atlanta, GA, Norfolk, VA, Indianapolis, IN.

Business Community in Virginia's New River Valley

Business Community

The New River Valley has a diverse and innovative business community with a collaborative culture. The region is home to a growing number of foreign-based corporations and technology companies. These companies benefit from a supportive network of individuals from business, government, and higher education.


The New River Valley is an excellent place to open a new business. It is currently a hub for four main industries including Advanced Manufacturing, Food Processing & Agribusiness, Information Technology, and Unmanned Systems. All four are instrumental to economic stimulation and employment in the region and are ripe for continued growth and investment.

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The New River Valley fosters entrepreneurial spirit in its citizens by providing ample opportunity to learn and grow. With an abundance of land, resources, and support from both the local government and the local community, this region is a great place to start just about any business but don’t take it from us. Here’s what local business owners are saying:


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