The regional geography encompasses shining examples of American countryside in the Shenandoah National Park and George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, along with an abundance of historical properties.
This area is also famed for its agricultural legacy and the industry continues to generate significant economic activity within the region.
Regions 8 consists of:
Cities – Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Winchester
Counties – Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren
Region 8 stats:
Total Population 538,346
Total Employment 248,553
Unemployment Rate 2.9%
Median Income Level $40,052
Mfg. Establishments 803
Mfg. Employment 35,084
Regions 9 consists of:
Cities – Charlottesville
Counties – Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock
Region 9 stats:
Total Population 432,939
Total Employment 208,404
Unemployment Rate 2.6%
Median Income Level $48,154
Target industries combined:
Financial and Business Services, Healthcare, IT/Communications, Light Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Talent Development, Growing Existing Businesses, Startups/Innovation/Commercialization
Select clients served within Shenandoah Valley/Blue Ridge Regions:
AccuTec Blades, Inc.
Boss Instruments Ltd.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Directed Vapor Technologies, Inc.
Mikro Systems, Inc.
Power Monitors, Inc.
SUNRUNR of Virginia, Inc.
Virginia Industries for the Blind