Montgomery County does well in
"Best of Economic Development in Virginia"

April 18, 2016

Montgomery County, Virginia
Economic Development Department


Click to OpenMontgomery County, Virginia – Southern Business & Development magazine just released its Best of Economic Development in Virginia list. The list is the first annual ranking of different economic development areas in Virginia within 30 different categories.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute ranked in the top 3 for Best of R&D in Virginia. New River Community College ranked in the top 3 for Virginia’s Best Community Colleges for Workforce Training. Blacksburg ranked in the top 3 for Best Tech Hubs in Virginia. And Virginia Tech football ranked in the top 3 for Virginia’s Best Sporting Events.

Other Montgomery County areas also received votes within the 30 categories, such as: Blacksburg as a Best Tier One Auto Supplier Site in Virginia; Blacksburg Industrial Park as a Best Megasite in Virginia; Montgomery County as a Best Data Center Location in Virginia; Blacksburg as a Best Location for Biosciences in Virginia; and Blacksburg as a Best Place to Retire in Virginia.

To read the entire article check out the Winter 2016 issue of Southern Business & Development magazine.

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Montgomery County, Virginia - home of Virginia Tech and the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg - is a progressive, technology-driven community with an abundance of outdoor amenities. The Montgomery County Economic Development Department actively supports the startup, retention and expansion of companies in Montgomery County as well as the recruitment of new businesses to the community.  To learn more, visit

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