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Blacksburg Metro Area Named a Top 10 College Town

Published Nov 25, 2013
The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is one of the best college destinations in the country, according to the American Institute for Economic Research's (AIER) College Destinations Index for 2013-2014. Among MSAs with populations less than 250,000, AIER ranked the area the No. 8 College Town in the nation based on its overall economic and academic environment, quality of life and employment opportunities.

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Town of Blacksburg Adds Bicycle Repair Station at Public Library

Published Nov 06, 2013
In a partnership with the New River Valley Bicycle Association (NRVBA) and the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, the Town of Blacksburg recently installed a "Fixit" bicycle service station at the library. The station is a repair stand with bicycle-specific tools and air pump. Cyclists can make minor repairs and adjustments on the road rather than carrying tools or walking home. The NRVBA donated the Fixit station to the Town and believes the station will encourage bicycling.

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Town of Blacksburg Wins “Gold” in Green Government Challenge Award

Published Oct 25, 2013
In a state-wide competition hosted by the Virginia Municipal League, the Town of Blacksburg earned a “gold” rating for its ongoing efforts to become a greener and more sustainable community.

Economic Indicators on the rise in Montgomery County

Published Sep 12, 2013
Economic conditions in Montgomery County continue to strengthen. According to a recent analysis by the Montgomery County Economic Development Department, several economic indicators have been on the rise since 2010. Employment, annual pay, retail sales, new startups, tourism and residential development have all increased over the past couple of years.

CCS and Harmonica among fastest growing companies in America

Published Aug 27, 2013
According to Inc. Magazine, Montgomery County is home to two of the fastest growing companies in America. CCS and Harmonia were recently named to the magazine's 2013 Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the top 5,000 companies in the nation based on revenue growth.

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