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Business Partners Newsletter

As part of its Community Strategic Plan, Roanoke County is seeking residents of all ages, from all corners of the county, to participate in Focus Groups that will guide the future of our community for years to come.

Focus Groups are open to the public and are scheduled to begin meeting in early 2016. We are seeking a diverse group of residents to participate in several broad discussion groups.

Focus Group members will develop goals and objectives in several areas that will include topics such as Economic Development, Education, Public Safety, Transportation and other areas.

Learn more about the Community Strategic Plan and sign up for a Focus Group today at www.RoanokeCountyVA.gov/CSP.
Click for information and registration


The Advancement Foundation (TAF), Town of Vinton, and Roanoke County Economic Development have joined forces to develop and deliver a comprehensive business contest that will function much like an incubation program. The contest will be run by the Advancement Foundation, a nonprofit focused on sustainable community development. The Foundation creates programs that leverage existing resources in order to expand individual and community assets.

 The Community Business Launch (CBL) grant is awarded through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. It is designed to assist communities in taking a systematic approach to defining and pursuing an asset-based small business development strategy. The program starts with a community's unique vision for its future and then uses a local business competition to find and foster the entrepreneurs that connect with that vision.

The goal of the business incubation contest is to foster a sustainable, regionally-scaled, locally-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem that will benefit the entire community. For more information  on the Community launch click here. To read the Governor's press release click here
Congratulations to APPTECH Solutions
for being recognized for
"finding a better way"
to design future water/wastewater systems!

Click here to See Tom Field's article on page 31 of December 2015's issue of Valley Business Front entitled "Ahead of the Wave".
Congratulations to Ann Blair Miller
of the Roanoke Regional Partnership
on being named a Cardinal of Virginia Economic Development Association
for outstanding service to Economic Development within the Commonwealth of Virginia




Governor McAuliffe Announces
50th Anniversary of
Virginia Jobs Investment Program

For press release, click here.

Go to www.yesvirginia.org to learn more about VJIP.
THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP'S

INTERNATIONAL TRADE DIVISION

HAS RESOURCES FOR YOUR COMPANY

 SUCH AS

GOING GLOBAL DEFENSE INITIATIVE,

TRADE MISSION TO BRAZIL AND

THE HANNOVER MESSE TRADE SHOW




Roanoke Outside has a New Look!

The Roanoke Regional Partnership and the Roanoke Outside Foundation has launched a new website that features a fully-responsive modern design that will work on any device. Go to RoanokeOutside.com to see the new look.

 


ROANOKE COUNTY
BUSINESS PARTNERS


January 2016 
  This program will air from the first week of January until the last week of March in 2016. The show features three business expansions, a non-profit grant announcement and a real estate opportunity. Go to yesroanoke.com to view the latest Business Partners online video.





Roanoke County Business Partners airs every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and every Friday at 6:00 p.m. on RVTV Channel 3.

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