Clay Skelton has come up with a way to stop people from texting while driving. As a result, his Roanoke-based manufacturing company, Origo, received the 2015 Rising Star Award in May from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Tech Council. “I was so honored to receive that award,” Skelton says.
About three years ago, a committee formed to start the pursuit of a potential community-wide, gigabit-speed Internet service delivered via fiber broadband.
Volvo Trucks North American will invest $38.1 million on upgrades and add 32 jobs at its New River Valley assembly plant in Pulaski County.
Economic impact data for 2014, released last week by the Virginia Tourism Corp., showed that expenditures on Virginia’s Blue Ridge region climbed to $784.5 million, an increase of more than $30 million, or 3.9 percent, over 2013. Virginia’s Blue Ridge encompasses Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Franklin County and Botetourt County.
To pinpoint where small business are thriving in Virginia, NerdWallet examined 112 communities with populations of at least 5,000.
Jonathan Witt has been on the job one year as President and C-E-O of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council.
The scenery around the southern end of U.S. 460 during the 1980s was almost nothing but pasture dotted with cattle and a cluster of large satellite dishes belonging to Virginia Tech.
Inc. magazine ranked Interactive Achievement on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Virginia leaders are continuing their push to create more state-financed incentives to promote job and overall economic growth.
Adam Donato teamed up with classmates David Henry and Stephan Sabo in the “start-up class” at Virginia Tech. The goal of the class was to launch a company.
Whether it is drone testing, neuroscience research, a futuristic kitchen or football, Virginia Tech draws an international eye to the New River-Roanoke Valley region.
Whether it’s reducing the dangers of Marines getting hit by roadside bombs or simply improving traffic flow in the congested roadways of Northern Virginia, TORC Robotics expects its groundbreaking work on self-driving vehicles to get even smoother from now on.
David L. Bennett, Chairman of the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, has announced the appointment of Charlie Jewell as the new Executive Director effective August 1. The Alliance conducted a national search to fill the Executive Director position and interviewed candidates from across the country.
A national nonprofit that seeks to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder announced Wednesday it has formed an alliance with a Roanoke health IT firm. Attention Point founder and CEO Sam English said the partnership will give his firm direct access to the 12,000 members of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg region is home to numerous communities, organizations and individuals that play important roles in the economic growth of our region. While I define economic development as policies, programs and initiatives aimed at influencing growth and reshaping the local economy to enhance economic well-being, the truth is there is no single definition or single organization that can take on a region’s development alone.
One of the town’s companies that once had high ambitions about making it in the digital marketing arena announced Tuesday that is going in a different direction.
A Wytheville-based firm involved in both traditional and modern marketing looks forward to significantly speeding up its work now that its New River Valley office is based at one of the largest holders of fiber broadband in the region.