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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.
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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.
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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.
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When coal's workforce wanes...

In the far southwest corner of Virginia, coal mining has been a mainstay industry for more than a century. In recent years, while the workforce is smaller, coal-mining has been profitable...
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