The Office of Economic Development names Economic Development Specialist
Sarah Lyon-Hill has been named economic development specialist in in Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development, where she was formerly a graduate assistant.
In her new role, Lyon-Hill will work to link university expertise and resources with the commonwealth's business sector.
Soaring into unmanned aircraft production
With its strong technology workforce, as well as manufacturing capacity, the commonwealth is well positioned to meet the needs of unmanned aircraft manufacturers. That’s the conclusion of a Virginia Tech study that
includes analysis from the Office of Economic Development. Read more
Raising a toast to wine-worker training center
A Virginia Tech study confirms what officials in Purcellville, Virginia, had hoped to be true: A workforce
education center would give a needed boost to the wine industry in Loudoun County, near Washington, D.C. Read more
Hi-Tech Skills in Virginia's Coal Country
Southwest Virginia economies continue to reel from declines in coal production and employment. Against this backdrop, communities can seize opportunities to better support and retrain displaced coal mine workers in an industry where jobs fell to a record low of less than 4,000 in 2014, a Virginia Tech workforce study says. Read more
The economic impact of the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in 2014 alone was $40 million. Additionally, the hotel and conference center has generated more than $36 million in taxes since reopening.
Virginia Tech football's economic impact tripled in the 15 years since the last study was done, according to the analysis.
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