Talent Development

The New River Valley is home to Virginia Tech, one of the Commonwealth’s largest universities and a leading research center, as well as Radford University and New River Community College. These institutions contribute a steady pipeline of talent for area companies, strengthening the New River Valley’s target industry clusters of advanced manufacturing, food and beverage processing, IT, and unmanned systems. The region’s high-quality employment and unmatched educational opportunities are complemented by its cultural and social offerings and ample recreation options for the outdoor enthusiast.