Pulaski County’s International Companies Featured in Virginia Economic Review

Pulaski County, VA– The Virginia Economic Review recently highlighted Pulaski County’s diverse group of international companies in their latest issue “First Class in International Business”. An article titled “A Center of International Business in the New River Valley” touted Pulaski County’s strong business ecosystem, welcoming community, and recreation-rich environment.

Their strategic location and port of entry at the New River Valley Airport makes the county a prime location for international businesses. Pulaski County is home to Sweden based Volvo Tucks, Mexican baking giant Bimbo Bakeries, Canadian and Mexican vegetable grower Red Sun Farms, and Irish manufacturer James Hardie. Local manufacturer TekniPlex was previously owned by a Colombian company, Grupo Phoenix, before its recent acquisition.

Pulaski County Administrator Jonathan Sweet stated that “our logistics and connectivity to locally and regionally owned enterprises and OEMs, along with our supply chain, create a lot of opportunity for foreign companies to come to Pulaski County and access business opportunities.”

Virginia’s New River Valley is a natural fit for international businesses. Access to higher education, community groups, and cultural events help foster an openness to foreign investment and opportunities. Learn more about the NRV here.

Read the Virginia Economic Review article 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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