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Roanoke Region of Virginia


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Roanoke Region of Virginia

  1. 2. Strategic Location <ul><li>In the center of the East Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Largest metro area in western Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>1,874 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>315,092 Population </li></ul><ul><li>Within a day’s drive of 2/3 US Population </li></ul>
  2. 3. Virginia Leads the Nation Best Business Climate Top State for Business Top Pro Business State
  3. 4. Virginia’s Low Business Costs 6% Corporate Income Tax Unchanged Since 1972
  4. 5. Incentives Do the Job Cash Grants and Training Assistance Zone-Based Incentives and Tax Credits
  5. 6. Incentives Do the Job Infrastructure Assistance Megaproject Incentives
  6. 7. Proposed Incentives
  7. 8. Roanoke Making News
  8. 9. Research for Industry Virginia’s leading research university
  9. 10. Higher Education <ul><li>Concentration of college students </li></ul><ul><li>21 colleges and universities </li></ul><ul><li>Higher % of college grads in science and tech than the US </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 graduates annually </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 engineering </li></ul><ul><li>graduates </li></ul>
  10. 11. Business Advantages
  11. 12. Prestigious Neighborhood
  12. 13. <ul><li>341,269 workers </li></ul><ul><li>8.5% unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>31,016 (9.9%) </li></ul><ul><li>underemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Right-to-Work state </li></ul>Workforce Who and Where
  13. 14. Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine & Research Institute <ul><li>First class in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Research focus </li></ul><ul><li>12 specialized research areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurobiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developmental medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infectious disease </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><ul><ul><li>600 miles hiking trails </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 miles greenways </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>45 miles bike trails </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24 rivers and creeks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd largest US municipal park </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Largest lake in VA </li></ul></ul></ul>The Great Outdoors
  15. 16. <ul><li>Arts and </li></ul><ul><li>cultural </li></ul><ul><li>scene </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown </li></ul><ul><li>living </li></ul><ul><li>Fine dining </li></ul>Vibrant Downtown
  16. 17. Available Properties