Visiting Our Region

Economic Development in the Roanoke Region

The greater Roanoke region has become not only the business center for Western Virginia but a medical hub as well, ranking 59th out of 351 by Places Rated Almanac for North American metropolitan areas for the availability of quality health care.

The region encompasses several communities (Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke counties and Roanoke and Salem cities) creating an atmosphere poised with inventive ideas and familiar narratives.

Young professionals, growing families, and retirees alike continue to be drawn to our distinguished atmosphere of amenity and innovation. State-of-the-art medical care, groundbreaking technological research, and award-winning educational programs and facilities enrich the region. National accolades recognize the region as not only a great place to live and raise a family, but as a national model for growth and revitalization.

According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA), the Roanoke region's cost of living ranks consistently lower than the national average. The ACCRA cost of living index compares groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services for over 300 areas.

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