Doing Business

Why Blacksburg?

Numerous companies are finding success in Blacksburg.  Businesses are leveraging our unique combination of assets and quality of life to gain a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace. In addition, click here to visit the "Doing Business in Blacksburg" site.

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Forbes LogoNamed a “Best Small Place for Business and Careers” by Forbes Magazine. Read more at

CNN Money LogoNamed a top 50 “Best Place to Live and Launch” in the U.S. for our “mix of business advantages and lifestyle appeal" by

Outside Magazine LogoOutside Magazine named Blacksburg a top 10 “Dream Town” to work, play and live the Outside lifestyle. “A high-tech gem in the heart of the Blue Ridge, where the whitewater is Class V and the singletrack is off the charts.”

AURP LogoAssociation of University Research Parks - Home of the 2010 "Outstanding Research/Science Park


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In 2010, Virginia Tech ranked 10th among universities globally on the “IEEE Spectrum Patent Power Scorecard,” which analyzed the strength of patent portfolios for calendar year 2009. During fiscal year 2010, 37 U.S. patents and 7 foreign patents were awarded to Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties and 44 license and option agreements were signed.