VIRGINIA’S NEW RIVER VALLEY – The city of Radford was accepted into the Virginia Main Street Program as a Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) District Affiliate to help revitalize downtown Radford.
This means Radford has access to revitalization grants and training programs. The city hopes to become a Designated Virginia Main Street Community in the future.
The city of Radford is a great place to live and work. Home to Radford University, it’s also a great place to receive a world-class education. Radford is consistently named a great place to live and downtown Radford can only improve by partnering with the DHCD.
About the DHCD
The Virginia DHCD aims to better communities in the commonwealth by developing economic potential, regulating codes, and investing millions of dollars each year into housing and community development projects. The DHCD partners with governments, nonprofits, and other groups to make life better for Virginians.
The Virginia Main Street Program is an economic and community development program that assists communities to revitalize historic commercial districts. The program mainly focuses on small to mid-sized downtown areas.
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.