Local Business and Economic Development

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Alice Kassens Roanoke College photo

Virginians appear to be looking at a glass half-full economy these days, feeling better about the overall picture – and where the Commonwealth is headed. That’s a takeaway from the latest Roanoke College quarterly survey. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

The Roanoke Regional Partnership has released its annual report for 2023. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno tells us the Partnership says last year was a record breaker.

The Roanoke Regional Partnership’s annual report shows the region’s outdoor attractions are bringing in big bucks. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.


Roanoke County has extended the deadline for its broadband survey. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the county wants to hear from residents so it can improve internet access.


Roanoke County residents have more time to fill out a survey requesting information on their broadband service, or lack there of…As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the information helps providers know where to expand their services.



This is the 10th anniversary for The Gauntlet business mentoring and competition that has spread from its roots in Vinton to the Alleghany Highlands and Far Southwest – with more than 1000 Gauntlet alumni to date. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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