Montgomery County Receives GO Virginia Grant for Falling Branch Site

Montgomery County, VA – Falling Branch Corporate Park located in Christiansburg was one of eight projects recently awarded a GO Virginia grant. Falling Branch will receive $324,000 to help continue the development of the site, taking it from a Tier 4 site to a Tier 5 site. A Virginia Economic Department Partnership (VEDP) Tier 5 site has all the infrastructure and permits in place for development and is business ready.

GO Virginia is a program created to boost Virginia’s economic growth by supporting the development of projects that grow targeted industries and generate jobs in every region of the state.

Virginia Governor Youngkin said,

“These GO Virginia projects exemplify our commitment to fostering economic growth and creating opportunities across various regions. By removing barriers to entrepreneurship, improving industrial sites and increasing the number of Virginia’s shovel-ready sites, we are propelling the growth of targeted industries and clearing pathways for sustainable employment.”

According to GO Virginia, Falling Branch Corporate Park “will be the only Tier 5 site in GO Virginia Region 2 and is designed to support firms in advanced manufacturing, life sciences and biotechnology, as well as logistics.”

Read the Governor’s full press release here.

Read the full list of the June 2023 GO Virginia grant winners here.

Learn more about the Falling Branch Corporate Park and other available sites in Virginia’s New River Valley here.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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