SW Virginia's Beautiful New River Valley

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About the New River Valley

SW Virginia's New River Valley is made up of some of the most beautiful places on earth and so much history; there is not enough time nor space to mention it all!  The counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the City of Radford are all part of the NRV. It is located in SW Virginia and the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. The New River at 350 million years old(reportedly),is second only to the Nile as the oldest river in the world & flows backwards!

     

The region is 1,458 square miles; is bordered by West Virginia the Blue Ridge Mountains. With I-81 passing through the region and close proximity to I-77 and 64, the area is accessible to both East and Mid-West markets.

The New River Valley is home to Virginia Tech, (Virginia's largest university),Radford University and New River Community College. The New River Valley is also served by a very active technology council (NCTC) that serves both the Roanoke and New River Valleys. The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) is located adjacent to the Virginia Tech campus, (the largest research university in Virginia and among the top 50 in the nation) and encompasses technologies such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Assistance
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Engineering and Design
  • Environmental
  • Forestry
  • Internet/Telecom
  • Legal Assistance
  • Library Science
  • Materials and Chemistry
  • Medical Products/Devices
  • Transportation
  • Contact Directory:  http://www.nrvalliance.org/data_center/area_info/documents/NRV_econ_dev_resource.pdf

    NRV Links: http://new-river-valley.net/links.htm, http://nrvnews.com/

    NRV Accolades:

    • Named one of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers by Forbes.com.
    • Named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live and Launch a Business by Fortune Magazine.
    • Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford MSA ranked 5th for 2006 Top Metros by Number of Projects with Population less than 200,000 by Site Selection Magazine
    • Named a "Perfect Place" and one of the "Top 10 Dream Towns" by Outside Magazine.
    • Named the 8th best "emerging" area in the U.S. by Cities Ranked & Rated.
    • Named one of the "Top 50 Places to Live" by Men's Journal
    • Named a "5-Star Quality of Life Metro" and a "5-Star Knowledge Worker Metro" by Expansion Management.
    • 2ndhighest number of PH.D.'s per capita in the U.S. -Expansion Management.
    • 14th "Best Educated Technical Work Force" in the U.S. -Expansion Management.
    • Named a "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro" by Expansion Management.
    • Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center named "Best Practice in Technology Transfer and Research Centers" by National Council for Urban Economic Development.
    • Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center received the "Excellence in Technology Led Economic Development Award" by Economic Development Administration.
    • Virginia Tech ranked in the top 55 Research Universities in the United States with $268.8 Million in Research Expenditures by National Science Foundation.
    • Virginia ranked first as "Best States for Business" by Forbes.com.
    • Blacksburg, Virginia ranked "Best Small Places for Business" by Forbes Magazine.
    • Ranked 4th for Public Schools in the Country "5-Star Quality of Life Metros" by Expansion Management.
    • Blacksburg High School ranked 319th out of the "Top High Schools in America"  by Newsweek Magazine.
    • Ranked the 3rd most secure town to live in the U.S. by the Third Annual Farmers Insurance Group of Companies Study.

            

    Again, so much to see and so little time. Make a decision to visit the NRV!

     

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    Comments (1)

    Mark Edwards
    East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia - Suffolk, VA
    East West Realty

    Beautiful photos, Blacksburg IS my favorite place in Virginia!

    Mark

    Jan 30, 2011 01:51 AM